Youth fires at girl, commits suicide


Yamunanagar, April 10

A youth committed suicide after firing at a girl in Kadkoli village under the Chhachhrauli police station of Yamunanagar district last night. The girl was referred to the PGI in Chandigarh in a critical condition.

According to information available, Sukhpreet Kaur (16), her mother and grandmother were returning home around 7:45 pm yesterday after offering prayers at a gurdwara outside the village.

When they reached the village, Gagandeep Singh (21) of the same village was waiting for them in a street on the way.

He shot at Sukhpreet in the face with a countrymade pistol. After committing the crime, the accused managed to escape from the spot.

Sukhpreet was rushed to the local trauma centre. She was referred to the PGI in Chandigarh due to her critical condition.

Gagandeep shot himself at his house late last night. He was rushed to the civil hospital in Jagadhri, where he was declared brought dead. After a postmortem examination , the body was handed over to his family today.

Chhachhrauli police station SHO Rajeev Miglani said it was not clear what prompted Gagandeep to take the step. He said they were waiting for the girl to recover to be able to give a statement. — TNS