Phagwara, Oct 2 (PTI) Armed assailants attacked a village sarpanch here with sharp-edged weapons on Friday and severely injured him, police said.
Harjit Singh (60) was initially hospitalised in Panchhat and then taken to the civil hospital in Phagwara. He was later referred to the DMC hospital in Ludhiana, they said, adding that his condition is critical.
Tarlochan Singh, son of the sarpanch, told reporters that his father was going on his motorcycle to fetch milk like he did everyday when he was attacked by six-seven men.
He said the assailants were hiding in a roadside field to pounce on the sarpanch.
'When my father reached near them, they virtually waylaid him, attacking him with swords and 'datturs' while he was still on his bike. After the attack, my father fell down and the assailants pounced upon him, inflicting multiple serious injuries to him,' Tarlochan Singh said.
Police did not rule out old enmity as a motive behind the murderous assault. PTI CORR SUN IJT