According to the two kabaddi players — Lakhwinder Singh (22) and Varinder Singh (23) — they were friends with Paramdeep for the last two years.
“He used to play kabaddi earlier and we met at tournaments. Recently, he developed an illicit relationship with my sister-in-law. I had objected to it and politely spoke to him about it several times. My sister-in-law lives in Canada, and Paramdeep wanted to settle with her abroad. Yesterday, Varinder and I left for Lande from village Dosanjh. On the way he intercepted our vehicle. After that, all I heard was continuous firing,” said Lakhwinder, who along with Varinder has received three bullet injuries each.Varinder accused Lakhwinder’s sister-in-law of offering Rs 20 lakh to the constable for “eliminating” them.
“Paramdeep had earlier threatened us to implicate in a false drug smuggling case,” said Varinder.
“I have no idea if we would be able to play kabaddi matches again. I had plans to play in the league matches in Canada. Now with bullet injuries near spinal cord, I am only hoping for a miracle,” he added.
Doctors said that both the players are now out of danger.
Moga SSP H S Pannu said the constable had used his private 0.32 bore revolver to attack the duo.