Injured in attack, Dera Sacha Sauda follower dies

A Dera Sacha Sauda follower, who was shot at in village Burj Jawahar Singh Wala in Fazilka three days ago triggering protests, died at a hospital here on Friday.

Ludhiana: A Dera Sacha Sauda follower, who was shot at in village Burj Jawahar Singh Wala in Fazilka three days ago triggering protests, died at a hospital here on Friday.

Gurdev Singh (31) was admitted to DMCH hospital in a critical condition, Ashwani Chaudhry, Neurosurgeon of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital said.

His body was handed over to his family members after the post-mortem examination. Tight security arrangements had been made at the civil hospital, police said.

A large number of Dera followers were also present here.

Yesterday, the Punjab Police had assured the followers of the Sirsa-headquartered sect of solving the case soon.

A large number of Dera followers had assembled in Faridkot last evening demanding immediate arrest of those responsible.

The assailants had come in a car and opened fire at Gurdev Singh on June 13 at Jawahar Singh Wala village leaving him seriously injured. 

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