Amritsar: One killed, another injured in firing outside Khalsa College


A 24-year-old man was killed while another got injured in a broad daylight firing outside Khalsa College in Amritsar on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Lovepreet Singh while the injured is Gursimram Singh of Batala.

Ruling out any gang war, police said prima facie, it appears to be a fight between two groups of students.

The incident took place at the time when the holy city has been turned into a fortress due to the upcoming anniversary of Operation Bluestar. Many companies of paramilitary forces and senior police officials have been deployed in the city to maintain law and order.

The police have booked six people, including one by name, under sections 302 (murder), and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 25-54-59 of the Arms Act. The police refrained from identifying the accused booked by name citing that his identification would hamper with their further investigation. Sources said the accused belong to the Jandiala Guru town area.