Three members of a gang who murder former India player Suresh Raina’s uncle and his cousin in Pathankot have been arreted. Punjab CM Amarinder Singh revealed the news and declared the case as ‘solved’.
Dinkar Gupta, the Punjab DGP told that the accused was also involved in inter-state gang of robber-criminals. 11 other members of the gang has been identified, but they have been on the run.
Punjab: Cricketer Suresh Raina visits the house of his uncle who was murdered in Pathankot district. He says, "Police are doing a good job. I thank the Chief Minister for helping us." https://t.co/GkJRWfZs8q pic.twitter.com/ZVfTN1NEug— ANI (@ANI) September 16, 2020
Earlier, Raina pulled out of the IPL 2020. There were a lot of speculations being made about Raina’s decision. In fact, one of these suggested that the left-handed batsman had returned back to India after having a rift over hotel room while the other reason that was being expected was the unfortunate incident that took place in his family.
Raina’s uncle and cousin passed away while his aunt was in a critical condition after a brutal attack at their Pathankot residence.
“The Pathankot incident was horrible and has really been very disturbing for everyone in our family. And it was my responsibility to come back and take care of them. But since I’ve returned, I’ve been in quarantine here. So, I still have to go meet my parents and my buawho are all in great distress,” he said.
Raina announced his retirement from international cricket along with MS Dhoni on August 15. The two cricketers made the announcement on social media.