Extremist Hindu Leader Gunned Down by Own Bodyguard

Manish Sood File Photo - killed yesterday
Manish Sood File Photo – killed yesterday

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab— Manish Sood, alias Bunty, president of the Punjab unit of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti, was killed yesterday allegedly by his security guard at his residence in Sirhind Mandi of Fatehgarh Sahib. The guard, identified as Som Nath, reportedly fired multiple shots into Sood, killing him immediately.

The accused, Som Nath was arrested on Tuesday, was one of the three Punjab Police guards assigned to the Hindu leader for security.

Officials investigating the incident said Sood and Som Nath had consumed liquor on Monday night together. Police were trying to ascertain what led to the murder.

“Investigations are on and the body has been sent to the civil hospital for post-mortem,” he said. Besides Rana, Senior Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Gill and DSP Jagjit Singh Jalla rushed to the crime spot after being informed about the incident.

Notably, Sood was in the news few years ago when he along with few others had spectacularly failed to publicly assault Jagtar Singh Hawara, in the district court premises in Chandigarh in 2011.



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