Mohali, June 8: A 21-year-old resident of Sector 67 in Mohali was found dead in his car Wednesday morning. The deceased has been identified as Karanpal Sharma. A gunshot injury was found on his temple. A pistol was also found from the spot.
The Mohali police are not ruling suicide. As per information, the youth originally hailed from Ferozepur in Punjab.
His family said Karanpal had gone to a Kharar eatery to celebrate his birthday. Later, he went to meet his friends and told them that he might get late.
Karanpal was found sitting in the driver's seat with a gunshot injury on his right temple. The bullet had pierced the skull and broken the rear-left windowpane of the car. As per the family, they did not have a pistol. The police are also scanning his phone call record. Further investigations are on.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Mohali, Vivek Sheel Soni said prima facie it seemed to be a suicide case. “There is an entry wound of a bullet on the right side of his head. The pistol from which the fire happened was recovered from his right hand,” said the SSP, while adding that the forensic team reached the spot and examined the scene of crime.
He said upon examination, the entry wound showed point blank fire and also the right hand in which weapon was found had tested positive for gunshot residue in preliminary tests by the forensic team.
Meanwhile, an FIR under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at Phase 11 police station, Mohali, on the statement of Surinder Kumar, father of the deceased.