Toy shop owner stabbed to death over business rivalry

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Chandigarh (The Stellar News): The police said that a toy shop owner was stabbed to death and his wife injured in Booth market under sector 26, Chandigarh. The deceased has been identified as Avatar Singh, 39, a resident of Bapu Dham Colony and was attacked by a business rival, named Jai Kishan. Avatar Singh’s injured wife, Simranjit Kaur, has been admitted to a hospital.

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The attacker, Jai Kishan, also runs a toy shop in the Booth market, opposite to the shop of the victim Avatar Singh. The police said that Kishan murdered Avatar Singh to eliminate his business rival. They added that the two shopkeepers often used to have heated arguments.

Avatar Singh received stab injuries on his chest, near the heart, meanwhile his wife, Simranjit, was stabbed in the stomach when she tried to save her husband. Both Avatar Singh and his wife were immediately rushed to GMSH-16 by Avatar Singh’s brother Kuldeep Singh, 16, in a private vehicle. The assailant is still at large.

Avatar Singh did not survive and died few minutes after reaching the hospital. The condition of his wife is said to be stable and was referred to PGI. Inspector Maninder Singh, station house officer (SHO) Sector-26 police station, said, “Initial probe suggests, there was a dispute between Avtar Singh and Jai Kishan over the issue of sale of toys, customers and prices. Today they indulged in heated arguments which resulted in the murder of Avtar Singh. We have registered a case of murder”.

The police later said that they will arrest Kishan soon.

Report: Deepanjot Kaur (Under Training)

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