A few days after cricketer Suresh Raina’s family was attacked in Punjab, he sought assistance from the police. This also revealed his reasons for opting out of the IPL season to be held in September. He said, “till date, we don’t know what happened that night and who did this.” Raina, 33, has lost his uncle and a cousin after his family was attacked Pathankot house by some robbers, according to the reports.
“What happened to my family in Punjab was beyond horrible. My uncle was slaughtered to death, my bua (aunt) and both my cousins had severe injuries. Unfortunately, my cousin also passed away last night after battling for life for days. My bua is still very very critical & is on life support,” the cricketer tweeted on Tuesday.
In his tweet, Raina has also tagged Chief Minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh, and said, “those criminals should not be spared”. “Till date, we don’t know what exactly had happened that night & who did this. I request @PunjabPoliceInd to look into this matter. We at least deserve to know who did this heinous act to them. Those criminals should not be spared to commit more crimes. @capt_amarinder @CMOPb,” he further added.
The attack was reported on August 20. According to the reports, three-four members of the local gang attacked the cricketer’s Pathankot home while the house members were asleep. Raina’s uncle, 58, succumbed to his head injuries and died while other four members were severely injured.
“A Special Investigation Team (SIT) is probing the case. We are conducting raids at different locations,” police Officer Prabhjot Singh Virk has confirmed.