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Punjab: Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri shot dead on Amritsar street, accused arrested

Amritsar News: Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri was shot dead in Amritsar, Punjab. The police have arrested one of the attackers who opened fire. One has escaped.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

Amritsar: Punjab’s Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri was shot dead in Amritsar, Punjab. The incident took place outside Gopal Mandir on Majitha Road in Amritsar, in which Suri was hit by two bullets. After the accident, the Shiv Sena leader was admitted to the hospital, where his condition was said to be critical. Shiv Sena leader Gopal was protesting outside the temple over garbage.

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Sudhir Suri was attacked by two assailants, one of whom was arrested by the police. He has been identified as Sandeep. Another attacker escaped. The attacker Sandeep used a licensed weapon. Weapons have also been recovered.

On the whole incident, Amritsar CP said, “Sudhir Suri was shot outside Gopal Mandir, Amritsar during the agitation. He was shot and taken to hospital and died. The accused was arrested and His weapons were recovered.”

According to the police commissioner, the attacker has been arrested and the pistol used in the crime has been recovered from him. The police is currently interrogating the accused. In such a situation, our focus right now is to complete the investigation of the case. Whatever things come forward in the investigation, we will be shared. He appealed to the people to maintain peace. It is learned that Suri and his associates have had a dispute with the people associated with the temple management today. He along with a colleague were sitting on a peaceful dharna on the road when the bullets were fired at him.

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