there were regular arguments between Jagroop and Indravir.
A police case has been registered against a young man after he killed his grandfather following a dispute over family land.
The victim, Jagroop Singh, was a retired Sub-Divisional Officer in Punjab. His two sons are colonels in the Indian Army.
It was reported that he suffered several blows to the head with an axe.
Jagroop had planned to distribute ancestral land in the village of Rurki Khurd to his brother’s two grandsons, however, one of the grandsons was not happy about the intention.
Following the murder, Jagroop’s nephew Narpinder Singh complained to the police.
He explained that his 75-year-old uncle was a resident of Sangrur. Narpinder said that Jagroop owned some land that was vacant.
The land was near Indravir and Satvir Singh’s house, the grandchildren of Jagroop’s brother Harbhajan Singh.
Jagroop wanted to give the family land to Indravir and Satvir. However, Indravir did not like the idea because he wanted the land for himself.
As a result, there were regular arguments between Jagroop and Indravir.
On February 17, 2020, Jagroop travelled to Rurki Khurd in a bid to sort out the matter. Prior to travelling, he arranged a meeting with the family members.
At 12 pm, Jagroop left the house to go to the nearby village of Rurka Kalan. He returned one hour later and parked his car in front of the house.
At that point, Indravir was standing there brandishing an axe.
When Jagroop got out of his car, Indravir ran towards his grandfather. He struck Jagroop several times with the axe before fleeing the scene.
A blood-covered Jagroop soon collapsed. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital in Malerkotla.
Due to the severity of his injuries, he was transferred to a hospital in Ludhiana where he later died.
Following a post-mortem, Jagroop’s body was handed to his family and a funeral took place on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
Meanwhile, Narpinder explained the dispute his uncle was in with Indravir.
Based on Narpinder’s statement, police officers registered a case of murder and subsequently launched an investigation.
SHO Rajesh Malhotra confirmed that a case was registered against Indravir.
Indravir remains on the run and police are conducting raids in a bid to locate and arrest him.
There have been numerous cases of murder stemming from land and property disputes.
In one case, a man from Haryana was arrested for killing his father. They had argued about a house and who should own it.
Sonu Kumar had regularly demanded his father to transfer the ancestral home into his name but refused to do so.
Kumar then enlisted the help of his cousin Rahul and they beat Mr Singh to death. Later, they buried him in the courtyard of his house.
Kumar and Rahul were both arrested and they confessed to murder.