Dera Bassi: a security guard assaulted, five people arrested for attempted murder

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A 42-year-old man is fighting for his life after three men attacked him with sharp weapons near the village of Dehar in Dera Bassi on Wednesday night

A 42-year-old man is fighting for his life after three men attacked him with edged weapons near the village of Dehar in Dera Bassi on Wednesday night.

The victim, Deep Mehra, works as a security guard at the Gates India factory in Lalru and lives in Lehli village, Dera Bassi.

He told police he was cycling home around 9.30pm on Wednesday when three masked assailants attacked him, seriously injuring him. Before fleeing, they threw the bushes from the side of the road at him. Police took the victim to PGIMER, Chandigarh where he is in critical condition.

Mehra alleged that the attack was carried out at the behest of five men following an old feud.

He identified them as Maninder Singh, Labh Singh alias Bhola, Omkar Singh, Harkesh Singh, all residents of Lehli village, and Baldev Singh from Khanpur village in Banur.

On his complaint, the police booked the five men under Sections 307 (attempted murder) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code at Lalru Police Station. Efforts are underway to arrest them and the three unidentified assailants.

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