3 members of the gang that murdered members of cricketer Suresh Raina’s family in Punjab’s Pathankot last month, during a reported break-in, have actually been jailed, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh stated Wednesday, as he stated the case “solved”.
Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta said the implicated became part of an inter-state gang of robber-criminals which 11 other members of that gang, among whom has already been identified were on the run. Efforts are being made to record them as well, the senior police added.
According to Mr Gupta the SIT (Special Examination Group) penetrating the case got a tip earlier this week that the 3 apprehended suspects were holed up in run-down neighborhood houses near the Pathankot Train Station. The cops raid that followed recovered two wood sticks (presumably utilized as weapons), 2 gold rings and cash worth Rs 1,530
The accused informed the authorities they were part of a gang that had actually dedicated comparable criminal offenses across parts of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and even Jammu and Kashmir. They stated they jumped from one location to another by following landmarks such as canals and train lines.
On the night of the attack on Mr Raina’s family the gang fulfilled up in Ashok Kumar’s area after taking a trip in groups of 2 or three to avoid suspicion. Their very first 2 tried robberies on the night failed – Mr Kumar’s home was the third.
Five of the implicated got in your house (they utilized a ladder to climb the wall) and saw 3 members of Mr Raina’s family sleeping on mats on the flooring.
The suspects hit them on the head prior to moving through your house, assaulting others and getting away with money and gold ornaments, DGP Dinkar Gupta stated.
They escaped, separated once again into groups of 2 or 3 and reached the train station, where they divided the spoils and distributed, Mr Gupta stated.
Mr Raina, 33, lost his uncle (Mr Kumar) and his cousin Kaushal Kumar in the attack. His aunt (Mr Kumar’s better half, Asha Rani) remains in critical condition.
2 others injured in the attack have been discharged from the medical facility.
“ What occurred to my household is Punjab was beyond dreadful My uncle was butchered to death, my bua & both my cousins had serious injuries. My cousin also passed away last night after battling for life for days,” the cricketer, who had pulled out of the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season due to “personal factors”, tweeted.
Mr Raina had appealed to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for aid, and Mr Singh had responded: “ Beta(my boy) … we will ensure that the guilty are taken to court“.