Objecting to the neighbours playing a “vulgar” Punjabi song claimed the life of a 60-year-old man and resulted in injuries to five others in a fight at Fattubhilla village near Lopoke, around 30km from here, on Tuesday evening.
The deceased was identified as Makhtoor Singh, and those injured were his wife Jasbir Kaur, son Gurnek Singh, daughter Ramandeep Kaur and brother Rachhpal Singh, who are admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here.
Gurnek told HT that it started around 7.30 pm when their his neighbours — the FIR names Nihal Singh, Hardyal Singh, Ajmer Singh, Dara Singh, Balkar Singh, Harjinder Singh alias Kala, Palwinder Kaur alias Pinki and Jodhvir Singh — stopped their tractor in front of his house and started playing the song. “When my father asked them to stop playing the song that had vulgar language, Ajmer Singh attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon. We all rushed outside to save him, but they attacked us too. All of them were equipped with sharp-edged weapons and the attack was planned,” he said. “My father died on the spot. We were taken to the hospital by other villagers.”
He claimed that the accused had played “vulgar” songs earlier too “for which the village panchayat had fined them on our complaint”. Police inspected the spot and registered a murder case. Teams were conducting raids at different places to nab the accused, said the police.