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Amritsar LS bypoll: Congress candidate's gunman found dead

PTI
Published : Jan 26, 2017, 3:43 pm IST
Updated : Jan 26, 2017, 3:44 pm IST

Police said the constable had left Aujlas office to answer the nature's call but allegedly shot himself with his service weapon.

Representational image (Photo: PTI)
 Representational image (Photo: PTI)

Amritsar: The body of a gunman of Congress candidate for the Amritsar Lok Sabha bypoll Gurjit Singh Aujla was found with bullet marks on Thursday with police suspecting it to be a case of suicide.

Police said head constable Narinder Singhs body was found early this morning, just a few yards away from Aujlas election office.

Police said the constable had left Aujlas office on the pretext to answering the natures call but allegedly shot himself with his service weapon. The police rushed to the spot and took control of the body.

SAD-BJP candidate Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, however, demanded a high-level probe into the incident, saying the constable died under "mysterious circumstances".

He said the police and Aujla are terming it a suicide, but it needs an "in-depth probe".

"A high-level probe must be initiated...," he said.

BJP leaders, including former state unit President, Kamal Sharma, demanded the security cover to Chhina should be enhanced.

The bypoll to the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, which will be held simultaneously with the Assembly polls on February 4, was necessitated after Congress leader Amarinder Singh resigned to protest the Supreme Courts verdict on the SYL canal issue.

Tags: amritsar bypoll, congress candidate, gunman
Location: India, Punjab, Amritsar