Police arrested Manjeet Singh, who is a ranger in Mohali, and recovered a double-barreled pistol that fired the shot that hit the victim
A farmer was shot in the chest as a group of men hunted a wild boar in Tarapur village, Mullanpur on Wednesday night.
The victim, Soma Singh, is fighting for his life at PGIMER, Chandigarh.
Police arrested Manjeet Singh, who is a ranger, and recovered a double-barreled pistol that fired the shot that hit the victim.
Three other men from the hunting party, identified as Nirmal Singh from Tarapur, Arunjit Singh from Khairpur and Narendra Rao from Chandpur, are at large.
In his statement to police, Soma said he was guarding his farm on Wednesday evening when he spotted the men on the lookout for a wild boar. Stopped by him, they left, but returned around 2:30 a.m. As one of the men aimed at a boar and opened fire, the bullet hit him instead. His friend rushed him to Kurali Civil Hospital, where doctors referred him to PGIMER.
Kharar-2 DSP Amanpreet Singh said the other defendants have been arrested and will be arrested soon. “We are also checking how the weapon was not dropped before the elections in Punjab,” he added.