Punjab violence: protestor killed, curfew relaxed in Jalandhar

Punjab violence: protestor killed, curfew relaxed in Jalandhar

Jalandhar: A protestor was killed by a SAD municipal councillor allegedly in self defence after being attacked in the district where authorities relaxed curfew, clamped in the wake of large scale violence following the killing of a sect leader in Vienna, for two hours on Tuesday.

A mob allegedly attacked SAD councillor Balbir Singh Bittu of Ward No. 11, late on Monday night and burnt his car, police sources said.

Bittu, in self-defence, opened fire at the mob, in which one of the protestors identified as Vijay was killed, they said.

Meanwhile, curfew in the district continued on Tuesday and relaxation of two hours was given to the residents.

“We have given two hours relaxation in the curfew i.e 08:00am to 10:00 am for the people, so that they can buy essential commodities", deputy commissioner A S Pannu, told PTI.

Asked about the situation in the district, Pannu said that barring few incidents of violence, the situation remained tense but under control.