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Army Major’s Father, Brother Shot Dead; Police Accused of Inaction

Major Sushil claims the police failed to respond adequately to the death threats to his father and brother.

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An Army officer’s father and younger brother were killed allegedly by a gangster for not voting for the accused’s brother in Haryana’s Sonipat district. Major Sushil Chikkara alleges that the police failed to act on time despite life threats to his brother and father.

Major Sushil father Jagbir Singh (57) and younger brother Anil (25) were shot dead allegedly by gangster Ajay alias Kannu Chhikara. The incident took place on 12 May near Karewari village when the duo was travelling on a bike, said Sanjay Kumar, Rohtak Range IG, on Tuesday.

We are trying to apprehend Ajay and we have also announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for information leading to his arrest.
Sanjay Kumar

The family has alleged the two were killed because they had not voted for the gangster’s brother Sanjay Chhikara who was contesting for the Sarpanch’s post and had lost, Sonipat’s DSP Mukesh Kumar told reporters on 17 May.

My father was facing a life threat from the goon. I rang up DSP Sonipat, Bharti Dabas. A day before the double murder, Dabas came to our village where locals told her that my father was facing a life threat, but she did not care to visit our house and ask if we needed any security.
Major Sushil

The Army officer, who is upset with the Sonipat Police, alleged that their “indifferent attitude” had cost his father and brother their lives. Major Sushil said the accused had planned the murders.

Had the police acted on time, I am 100 percent sure that both would have been alive today. Our duty is in far flung areas, on borders. But if our family members are not safe, how can we defend our country. This should be taken very seriously.

He added that the information had been conveyed to the SP personally by him “but no one cared”.

The Major claimed that prior to killing his father and brother, the accused had attacked two others in the village, out of which one has died while the other is battling for life.

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