Two armed men shot dead Balwinder Singh Bhikhiwind, a Shaurya Chakra awardee, at Bhikhiwind, 35 km from here, on Friday.
Balwinder, 62, who had Leftist leanings, for years had fought bravely against terrorism and was repeatedly attacked by militants within the terror-infested area. He had even erected bunkers on the roof of his house.
According to information, no sooner did Balwinder open the gate of the varsity he wont to run than the lads who were expecting him fired at him. He took five bullets altogether and was rushed to hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
Police have reached the spot and are performing on various theories.
SP (Operations) Jagjit Singh Walia said the attackers came during a four-wheeler, while others claimed they were on a motorbike.
Balwinder’s was an example of how some people fought terrorism in Punjab’s hinterland. He even trained his children for this. His exploits made it to the international media, including National Geographic.
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