Injured in attack, Dera Sacha Sauda follower dies


A Dera Sacha Sauda follower, who was shot at in village Burj Jawahar Singh Wala in Fazilka three days ago triggering protests, died at a hospital on Friday.

Gurdev Singh (31) was admitted in DMCH hospital in a critical condition, Ashwani Chaudhry, Neurosurgeon of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital said. His body was handed over to his family members after the post-mortem examination. Tight security arrangements had been made in the civil hospital, police said. A large number of Dera followers were also present here.On Thursday, Punjab Police had assured the followers of the Sirsa-headquartered sect of solving the case soon. A large number of Dera followers had assembled in Faridkot on Thursday evening demanding immediate arrest of those responsible.

The assailants had come in a car and opened fire at Gurdev Singh on June 13 at Jawahar Singh Wala village leaving him seriously injured.

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