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Pathankot terror attack victim's kin assaulted by travel agent

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

The kin of a soldier killed in the Pathankot terror attack were assaulted and injured by a travel and immigration agent and his family members in Punjab's Gurdaspur district, police said on Monday.

The assault was caught on CCTV video and went viral on social media. The Police has registered a case against 11 people, including women, for the assault on Hardip Singh and his wife Kulwinder Kaur.

Hardip, who is the younger brother of Kulwant Singh, and his wife were attacked by travel agent Gurnam Singh and others near the Bhaini Mian Khan police station on Saturday. Kulwinder was thrashed by women and other men in full public view.

Residents of village Chak Sharif in Gurdaspur district, the couple had filed a complaint against the travel agent for duping them by taking Rs 9 lakh from them to send Hardip abroad, police official Vijay Kumar said.

The travel agent had promised to send Hardip to France but he was sent instead to Indonesia. From there too, he was deported to India.

Upon his return, Hardip confronted the travel agent to return the money. The agent only returned around Rs 3 lakh and the couple then took the matter to the police.

Kumar said that the accused were absconding after the incident and raids were being conducted to arrest them.



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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 17:16 IST