A 27-year-old man killed five members of his family here before ending his life, apparently because they were pressuring him to get married, police said on Saturday.
Among those shot dead by Sandip Singh on Friday night at his house in Nathuwal Garbi village in Baghapurana subdivision are his grandmother, parents, sister and her daughter, they said. The deceased have been identified as Gurdeep Kaur, 80, Manjeet Singh, 60, Binder Kaur, 55, Amanjot Kaur, 30, and Manmeet Kaur, 3.
Sandip used a revolver stolen from one of his relatives to kill his family members and then shot himself with the same weapon, said Moga senior superintendent of police Amarjit Singh Bajwa. The incident happened around 11 pm.
Sandip’s grandfather, Gurcharan Singh, 80, survived the attack and was rushed to the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot, where his condition is stated to be stable, said the SSP.