Chandigarh, August 29
A 58-year-old uncle of cricketer Suresh Raina died whereas 4 members of his household sustained accidents allegedly in an assault by robbers in Punjab’s Pathankot district.
The deceased has been recognized as Ashok Kumar, a authorities contractor.
According to police, the incident passed off at Thariyal village in Punjab’s Pathankot on the evening intervening August 19 and 20.
Kumar’s elder brother Shyam Lal confirmed that the sufferer was the cricketer’s uncle. He mentioned Raina is anticipated to go to the village.
Earlier, a senior police official had mentioned they’ll’t verify the sufferer’s relationship with the cricketer.
According to police, three to 4 members of the infamous “Kale Kachhewala” gang had include an intention to loot, attacked Ashok Kumar and his relations at their home in Thariyal village close to Madhopur of Pathankot.
At the time of the assault, they had been sleeping on the terrace of their home.
Ashok Kumar suffered head accidents and died on the identical evening, police mentioned.
Confirming Kumar’s demise, Pathankot Senior Superintendent of Police Gulneet Singh Khurana had earlier mentioned he had no affirmation in regards to the sufferer’s relation with the cricketer.
“We are investigating the matter,” mentioned the SSP.
According to police, robbers decamped with some money and gold from the home.
Kumar’s 80-year-old mom Satya Devi, his spouse Asha Devi, sons Apin and Kuashal suffered accidents, mentioned police.
While Satya Devi has been discharged from hospital, others are nonetheless present process remedy, mentioned Pathankot Superintendent of Police Prabhjot Singh Virk. — PTI