Dera deputy shot dead in Kot Sukhia

Two unidentified assailants shot dead Baba Dayal Das (55), deputy head of Dera Harka Das, at Kot Sukhia village of Faridkot on Thursday evening. The dera has over 200 acres of agricultural land and the murder of its deputy head is believed to be fallout of struggle for the head post of the dera.

The incumbent head, Baba Hari Das, is old-aged and has been bed-ridden for some days. Pending a struggle among the aspirants for the post of dera head as a successor of Baba Hari Das, deceased Baba Dayal Das was looking after the routine matters of the dera.

According to sources in the police, two unidentified persons reached the dera in the evening and opened multiple rounds of fire on Baba Dayal Das, killing him on the spot. The police have started screening of all videos cameras and CCTVs installed in the area to identify the culprits, who fled from the crime spot on a motorcycle.

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