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Kabaddi player shot by ASI in Kapurthala

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 8

An ASI allegedly shot dead a 27-year-old international kabaddi player at Lakhan Ke Padde village in Kapurthala last night. The accused and his accomplice have been arrested.

The victim, Arvinderjit Singh (27), who had played many kabaddi tournaments in England, Canada and the US, allegedly had an altercation with ASI Paramjit Singh over the latter's car parked at the village.

Paramjit Singh, who was posted at Dhilwan police station in Kapurthala, has been dismissed from the service. He had opened fire at the player and his friend Pardeep from his licensed .32 bore revolver. While Arvinderjit died on the spot, Pardeep sustained injuries.

An FIR under Sections 302, 307 and 34 of the IPC and the Arms Act has been registered at Subhanpur police station against the ASI and his accomplice. Both have been arrested. Kapurthala SSP Satinder Singh said, "The ASI has been dismissed from service. The two groups had an altercation over the parked car of the ASI. During the scuffle, the ASI shot the kabaddi player."

Refuting the charge, Mangal Singh, president of Dashmesh Sports Club, Lakhan Ke Padde, said, "Drug peddlers often visit the village. Last night, when Arvinderjit and his six friends were returning from practice, they spotted a car. When they tried approach it, but it sped away. They chased the vehicle. But the accused opened fire at them without any provocation."

Kulwinder, a friend of Arvinderjit, said, "The villagers are devastated. Since the vehicle had black film on windows, Arvinderjit and his friends suspected that something was wrong. So they chased the car. Arvinderjit had no enmity with anyone. He was the sole breadwinner of this family."

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