Chandigarh: A 58-year-musty uncle of cricketer Suresh Raina died whereas four members of his household sustained injuries allegedly in an assault by armed robbers in Punjab’s Pathankot district. The deceased has been is important as Ashok Kumar, a authorities contractor.
In accordance with police, the incident took set aside at Thariyal village in Punjab’s Pathankot on the night time intervening August 19 and 20.
Kumar’s elder brother Shyam Lal confirmed that the victim was the cricketer’s uncle. He stated Raina is expected to transfer to the village.
Earlier, a senior police decent had stated they can not verify the victim’s relationship with the cricketer.
In accordance with police, three to four members of the infamous ‘Kale Kachhewala’ gang had arrive with an procedure to loot, attacked Ashok Kumar and his household at their dwelling in Thariyal village shut to Madhopur of Pathankot.
At the time of the assault, they non-public been sound asleep on the terrace of their dwelling. Ashok Kumar suffered head injuries and died on the identical night time, police stated.
Confirming Kumar’s death, Pathankot Senior Superintendent of Police Gulneet Singh Khurana had earlier stated he had no affirmation about the victim’s relationship with the cricketer.
“We are investigating the topic,” stated the SSP.
In accordance with police, robbers decamped with some cash and gold from the dwelling.
Kumar’s 80-year-musty mother Satya Devi, his wife Asha Devi, sons Apin and Kuashal suffered injuries, stated the police.
While Satya Devi has been discharged from health facility, others are tranquil present process treatment, stated Pathankot Superintendent of Police Prabhjot Singh Virk.