Punjab: NRI shot dead in Moga over property dispute

North Gazette News/Chandigarh
A NRI man was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Kaliyewala Village of Moga district on Punjab on Tuesday evening, reportedly over property dispute with his family members.

As per reports, the NRI identified as Harinder Singh was shot dead by unidentified persons while he was engaged in harvesting of wheat crop in his fields located on Chotiya Link road.

“Some unidentified persons came in two three vehicles and opened fire on NRI Harinder Singh after which they fled from the spot,” police officials said.

Police officials said that Harinder Singh was rushed to hospital where he was declared brought dead on arrival. “Initial investigations suggests that it could be a case of personal enmity as Harinder Singh had property dispute with his family members over paternal land,” police officials said.

Police officials added that NRI Harinder Singh had returned from Canada three days back to look after his property and he was engaged in harvesting of wheat crop when he shot dead by unidentified assailants.

“A case has been registered in this regard and a hunt is on to nab the culprits who is absconding after the incident,” police officials said, adding that further investigations in the matter were on.