Five murdered in Tarn Taran district of Punjab

Murder. (IANS Infographics)

Chandigarh:  Five people, including four of a family, were murdered at Kairon village in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district on Wednesday, the police said here on Thursday.

The head of the family Brij Lal (65), also murdered, had been facing drug peddling cases. Brij Lal’s two daughters-in-law — Jaspreet Kaur and Amandeep Kaur — his relative Daljit Singh and driver Gursahib Singh Saba were also murdered.

Throats of victims were slit with sharp-edged weapons, the police said and suspected the involvement of at least four people in the crime.

Brij Lal’s wife had died a year ago while lodged in the Central Jail in Amritsar on drug charges. His two sons — Bakshish Singh Sonu and Paramjit Singh Pamma — are undergoing treatment at a de-addiction centre in Tarn Taran town.