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Army Jawan kills four family members, shoots himself dead

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Sangrur: An Army jawan on Tuesday killed four members of his family and injured as many in indiscriminate firing before shooting himself dead at Hassanpur village, some 20 km from here, police said.

Jawan Jagdip Singh (25), who was on leave, gunned down four family members and injured four others, including his neighbours, Sangrur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Pritpal Singh Thind said.

The jawan, who used his .12 bore double barrel licensed gun to commit the offence, killed himself after he was surrounded by police which was asking him to surrender, the official said.

The SSP had earlier said the sepoy was shot dead by the police after he did not heed their request for surrender.

The deceased were identified as Labh Kaur, Karnail Kaur, Gurprit Kaur and Harman Singh, and the four injured were referred to a Patiala hospital in a serious condition, police said.

A murder case has been registered in this connection at Dhuri Sadar Police station with police saying that the cold-blooded murder was a result of a family feud.

—PTI