The four slain members of a Dalit family, including two toddlers, were today laid to rest amid heart-wrenching scenes near Kotrani village here, while the main accused in the gruesome murders was found injured and in an unconscious condition.
Baljinder Kumar alias Kala allegedly butchered his 28-year-old wife Seema, daughter Sumni(3), son Harsh (2) and his sister-in-law Reena (32) yesterday at his home in Kotrani village.
Kala, along with some of his associates, also attacked his son Tari (26) and Reena’s son Harry (5). They were left seriously injured and are recuperating in DMC hospital Ludhiana.
The children, Harsh and Sumani, were buried. The two sisters Seema and Reena were cremated.
The pyre of Seema was lit by her elder brother Vijay Kumar while that of Reena by her husband Sunehri who had reached here from Dubai a few minutes before the cremation.
Sunehri, who was not informed about the murders, came to know about the incident after reaching the village.
Meanwhile, Kala landed dramatically at Civil hospital last night in an unconscious state with serious injuries.
Hospital sources said that Kala was found lying injured on road near Chachrari village. He had multiple injuries on face, arms and other parts of the body.
However, Phagwara SP Gursevak Singh Brar, when contacted, said that the patient was suspected to be Kala. [Business Standard]