Published On: Mon, May 15th, 2023

Woman shot dead for consuming alcohol on Gurdwara premises

Patiala: A woman was shot dead for allegedly consuming liquor on the premises of a gurdwara here, police said on Monday.

He fired five rounds at the woman with his 32-bore licenced revolver

According to Patiala Senior Superintendent of Police, Varun Sharma, the incident took place on Sunday evening. The woman, Parminder Kaur, was allegedly consuming liquor near the “sarovar” (holy water tank) of Dukhniwarn Sahib gurdwara, police said.

A resident of Urban Estate Phase I, the 32-year-old woman was shot multiple times by a regular visitor of the gurdwara.

“Parminder Kaur was having liquor near the sarovar of Gurdwara Dukhniwarn Sahib. When the sangat noticed this, they decided to take her to the manager’s office. However, one person present there shot her in a fit of anger,” Sharma said.

“He fired five rounds at the woman with his 32-bore licenced revolver,” an official statement said.

Kaur was taken to a hospital but declared brought dead by the doctors, police said.

Sources said, a man injured in the incident was hospitalised. He is stated to be in a stable condition.

Police have arrested the accused who is a property dealer and has no criminal background, officials said.

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