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Seeking Justice for Sardar Balwinder Singh- Sikhs launch indefinite fast in Karimnagar

Parents of Sardar Balwinder Singh and Sikh community members protesting in Karimnagar on Monday.- Photo: Thakur Ajay Pal Singh

Parents of Sardar Balwinder Singh and Sikh community members protesting in Karimnagar on Monday.- Photo: Thakur Ajay Pal Singh

Parents of software engineer Sardar Balwinder Singh, who was gunned down by police when he went berserk with a sword last month, launched indefinite fast along with Sikh community leaders demanding stern action against the police officials responsible, in front of the Collectorate in Karimnagar on Monday.

The software engineer’s parents — Avataar Singh and Sathwant Kaur — along with municipal corporator Kamaljit Kaur and others demanded that the police should register IPC 302 case against Karimnagar Inspector Vijaysaradhi and head constable Mallaiah.

They also found fault with the police officials for not initiating any disciplinary action against the inspector who opened fire unnecessarily from a close range and caused the death of Balwinder Singh when there were other methods to nab. They reiterated that Balwinder Singh had not harmed any civilians with the sword and he had only attacked his parents and slit his own hand out of frustration.

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The kin of a ‘mentally depressed’ engineer, who went on a rampage and attacked people here before being fatally shot by police, have demanded that necessary action be taken against the “concerned policemen”.

Sardar Jagjeeth Singh, a relative of deceased Balvinder Singh, today said the family has lodged a complaint with the in-charge District Superintendent of Police, requesting him to take action against the concerned policemen of I-Town Police Station Karimnagar for allegedly “killing” the techie.

“The police failed to control Balvinder. The cops instead of firing at his legs shot him in the abdomen and chest, which led to his death,” he alleged.

“Necessary steps were not taken before opening fire at him,” he added.

Balvinder Singh alias Babloo, a software engineer from Bengaluru yesterday attacked people on the street with a sword and severely injured as many as six persons, including his parents and two policemen, before being shot dead.

Singh, resident of Laxmi Nagar locality of Karimnagar town, was undergoing treatment for mental depression and other psychological problems following his failure in the civil services examination recently, Deputy Superintendent of Police, J Rama Rao had said.

Meanwhile, his parents and other injured, admitted to a hospital, were undergoing treatment and Singh’s body was handed over to his family after post-mortem.

Last evening, persons belonging to a minority community protested at the I-town Police Station Karimnagar also demanding action against the policemen concerned.

When contacted, a police official said that a complaint in this regard has been received and sub-divisional magistrate will inquire into the matter and based on the findings, we will take necessary action.http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Engineers-Kin-Demand-Action-Against-Policeman-Who-Shot-Him/2015/12/23/article3192503.ece

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