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Sarpanch murdered, jawan injured in attack in J&K

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 15:25

Jammu: A sarpanch was allegedly murdered
and his son, an Army personnel, injured in an attack by some
unidentified men in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir,
police said on Wednesday.

Newly elected 55-year-old Sarpanch Jasvant Singh and
his son Jankar Singh (23) were returning to their home in
village Chak Salaria in Vijaypur belt of Samba district, when
the vehicle-borne assailants intercepted them and attacked the
duo with sharp edged weapons last night, they said.

The locals soon rushed to the spot after hearing cries
for help, they said, adding, however the assailants had left
by then.

Jasvant succumbed to his injuries on his way to the
hospital and Jankar has been admitted in a serious condition,
police said.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the culprits, they
said, adding that further investigation is on, they added.


First Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 15:25
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