CS Kanwar ,Kurukshetra, April 13 : A former official of Kurukshetra University and his wife were axed to death while his sons and their wives are fighting for life in hospitals of Kurukshetra and Chandigarh when a gang of about half a dozen armed robbers attacked his residence at midnight last on Kurukshetra-Dhand road. The dacoits looted valuables and cash also from the house. Police are investigating the gruesome murder case with different angles.
Friday night a gang of about six persons armed with axes, swords, iron rods and chains , forcefully entered the house of the victim which is just 100 meters away from the KUK Third Gate police post. They attacked the family with arms and axed the official and his wife to death. When two sons tried to resist, they were also brutally attacked and injured by the gansters. Their wives were also attacked and injured. While his KU employee son Vivek Rattan got multiple injuries and his wife also in critical condition was shifted to Chandigarh for treatment, his another son was admitted to the local hospital and his wife was shifted to Chandigarh for treatment. There was none in the KU employee family to look after the kids who were taken care of by neighbours. Employees of Kurukshetra university were in shock over the gruesome murders. Office bearers of Kurukshetra university Non-Teaching Employees Association condemned the murder and demanded immediate action in the case to identify the gangsters to bring them to books.