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Former Punjab MLA shot at, dies on way to hospital

October 29, 2012 15:20 IST

Former Punjab Member of Legislative Assembly Malkit Singh Keetu on Monday died after he was shot at allegedly by his nephew in Moga district over a property dispute, a senior police official said.

Sixty-seven-year-old Keetu died while being taken to hospital, Moga's Senior Superintendent of police, Surjit Singh told PTI over phone.

The incident occurred at Bilaspur village under Nihalsingh Wala in Moga on Monday morning, he said.

The SSP said that Keetu, a former Shiromani Akali Dal MLA from Barnala, used to live in his house in Bilaspur and in Barnala. He said that Keetu's two nephews Harpreet and Jaspreet arrived at his Moga house on Monday morning.

"Keetu had just come out after taking a bath. He had a towel wrapped around him when his two nephews reached there and entered into altercation with him. The two were accompanied by three more accomplices.

"In the altercation over some property dispute, Harpreet pumped bullets from a .315 bore pistol. Keetu died while he was being taken to hospital," he said.

Acase has been registered and further investigations were under progress, the SSP added.

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