Another man arrested for murder of Suresh Raina’s relatives


Bareilly: One person was arrested here in connection with the attack on former cricketer Suresh Raina’s relatives in which his uncle and a cousin were killed, police said on Sunday.

The accused, Chhajju alias Chhaimar, was arrested from Pachpedha village that falls under Baheri police station, in a joint operation by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) and Punjab Police, Additional Superintendent of Police Satyasen Yadav said.

Three members of the gang involved in the attack were arrested in September last year.

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Chhajju told police he fled to Hyderabad after the incident, stayed there for some time, and then returned to his village in Bareilly.

The attack took place in Pathankot’s Tharyal village on the intervening night of August 19 and 20 last year. Raina’s uncle, Ashok Kumar, a contractor, had died on the spot, while Kumar’s son, Kaushal, succumbed to injuries on August 31.