Seven people - three civilians and four policemen including Baljit Singh, Superintendent of Police (Detective), were killed by heavily-armed terrorists in army uniforms who stormed a police station in Gurdaspur early on Monday morning.
Baljit Singh had joined the force in 1985 as an ASI following the death of his father, Inspector Achhar Singh, who was killed in a road accident masterminded by terrorists a year earlier.
He served as SHO Phagwara and with Vigilance department in Mansa before taking up the post of Deputy Commandant in 7th IRB Battalion.
Gloom descended on Baljit Singh's Santpura home as the news of his death in the incident spread and a sizable number of people including top police officials rushed to his house.
Baljit Singh's family members urged SSP Ashish Chaudhary, who had come with the news, not to disclose it to his ailing wife, Kulwant Kaur, who is a heart patient.
Besides his wife, Baljit Singh is survived by a son, Maninder Singh (24), daughters Parminder Kaur (22) and Ravinder Kaur (20).
His body will be brought to Kapurthala on Tuesday for last rites.
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