Drunk man attacks wife with sickle in public; overpowered, thrashed by mob - ECAS Punjab

Drunk man attacks wife with sickle in public; overpowered, thrashed by mob

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Parvesh Sharma

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, August 16

In a shocking incident, a drunk man from Chhajli allegedly attacked his wife with a sickle at Sunam main market before being overpowered by people who had gathered there.

Following a domestic tiff, Ajaib Singh allegedly tied the hands and legs of his wife Veerpal, bundled her in his modified motorcycle and took her to main market. Seeing the situation taking dangerous turn, a mob thrashed him and rescued the woman.

Veerpal had many injuries on her body and was admitted in Sunam hospital, while her husband was referred to Patiala hospital where his condition is stated to be critical.

Amarjeet Kaur, mother of Veerpal, alleged, "Today morning after a tiff with my daughter over some petty issue, her husband dragged her out of the house, tied her hands and legs and bundled her into his motorcycle and took her to Sunam. None came to help her."

As Veerpal bled on the motorcycle, her husband who was drinking from a bottle said he would teach her a lesson. Locals tried to intervene on Jakhal road near petrol pump in Sunam city, but as Ajaib Singh continued with his threats they called police.

Despite assurances from cops on addressing his problem, Ajaib Singh neither allowed locals nor policemen for come near him for more than 30 minutes. When he started attacking Veerpal with a sickle, a mob pounced on him and thrashed him mercilessly.

"Had cops not intervened, the mob would have killed him. Our PCR and other cops tackled the situation carefully. Had they acted in haste, Ajaib would have caused more serious injuries to Veerpal," said Mehtab Singh, ASP, Sunam.

Local cops took both Ajaib Singh and Veerpal Kaur to Sunam Civil hospital.

"Ajaib is an alcoholic and was not having cordial relations with his wife for past some time. Veerpal is under treatment at Sunam while Ajaib has been referred to Patiala hospital. We have registered a case against him under Sections 307 of the IPC and conducting further investigations," said Jatinderpal Singh, SHO, Sunam.



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