Amritpal Singh Bawa (aka Pency) a former president Of GGSU (Gandhi Group Student Union) was shot dead on the night of August 29th by his close friend Bhanwar Brar ( aka Rocky ) and his father Navdeep Singh .The incident occurred at his hometown of Muktsar at the accused Rocky’s resident.
Bawa had returned to his hometown 4 days back and was out for dinner with his friends at Malout road in Muktsar, late Saturday night .During this time Bawa had an argument with Rocky over the phone following which he rushed to Rocky’s house . Heated exchanges and a physical brawl broke out during which Rocky and his father Navdeep allegedly shot Bawa with their 12 bore gun and 32 bore revolver. Bawa receive three bullets to the chest and one to the head. Navdeep too received a bullet on his leg . The accused rushed Bawa and injured Navdeep to the Civil Hospital where the doctors declared Bawa dead and Navdeep was admitted .
Amritpal’s Uncle , a former Muktsar municipal council president , said that after Amritpal failed to return home till late at night they were worried and had started inquiring about his whereabouts . They were told by Amritpal’s friends that he had gone to Brar’s resident .
The accused , Bhanwar Brar , his father Navdeep Singh and his mother Simarjit have been booked for murder by the Muktsar Sadar Police . The police is yet to establish the motive for the murder .
Amritpal was a masters student at PU and had done his graduation from DAV college sector 10 . He was currently a senior member of GGSU , which was in alliance with the winning party SOI in the 2015 student council elections .Bhanwar Brar was a close friend of Amritpal since past 10 years . He too was a student of Panjab University. Things between the two had turned sour about 6 months back .Brar had allegedly even threatened Amritpals family over the phone , but they took the matter lightly.
Amritpals death shook the university . Students grieved over the loss and held a candle march in his memory . Many student leaders came out and spoke about Bawa .
“More than a student leader he was a friend to me , whose absence will always be felt . He was a man of character and a promising leader” Vicky Middukhera ( President of SOI)
“He was an active member of GGSU . His absence will be a big loss for the party was well as his friends” Jagraj Khaira ( GGSU President)
” I knew him for the past 15 years and the news shocked me .He was a good human being and a fine guide who always helped his friends” Tejinder Singh ( PUSU leader)
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