A 58-year-old uncle of cricketer Suresh Raina died while four members of his family sustained injuries allegedly in an attack by robbers in Punjab’s Pathankot district.
The deceased has been identified as Ashok Kumar, a government contractor. Police have said that the incident took place at Thariyal village in Punjab”s Pathankot district on the night between August 19 and 20.
According to their report, three to four members of the dangerous and lethal “Kale Kachhewala” gang had come to loot the victim’s house. Then they attacked Ashok Kumar and his family members in Thariyal village near Madhopur of Pathankot. They were sleeping at the terrace of their house when being attacked.
Ashok Kumar suffered head injuries and succumbed to injuries on the same night, police said. On Mr Kumar’s death, Pathankot Senior Superintendent of Police Gulneet Singh Khurana had earlier said that he had no assurance about the victim’s relationship with the cricketer.
“We are investigating the matter,” said the SSP.
According to police, robbers looted cash and gold from the house. Mr Kumar’s 80-year-old mother Satya Devi, his wife Asha Devi, sons Apin and Kuashal suffered injuries, confirmed police.