Muzaffarnagar Police nab two more culprits involved in the robbery and murder of Suresh Raina's relatives

While three members of the gang were nabbed in September 2020, another member involved in this crime was caught in July last year.

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The Muzaffarnagar Police has arrested two people in connection with robbery and multiple murders at the residence of former India cricketer Suresh Raina's relatives two years ago. While three members of the gang were nabbed in September 2020, another member involved in this crime was caught in July last year.

All the accused criminals had barged into Raina's uncle's house in Pathankot, Punjab where they assaulted the family members mercilessly with sticks before absconding with cash and valuables. The cricketer's uncle and his cousin were seriously wounded and eventually succumbed to their injuries. 

UP Police nab two more murderers of Suresh Raina's relatives

The two criminals, who have been nabbed by the UP Police for murdering Suresh Raina's relatives, have been identified as Talib and Shahzan and both have confessed that they are involved in this Pathankot murder case according to Times of India.

Apart from Raina's uncle and cousin, even his aunt was injured by the culprits and while the other two succumbed to their injuries, the woman remained in a critical condition then.

The incident took place at Pathankot's Tharyal village on the intervening night of August 19 and 20, 2020. Suresh Raina's uncle who died on the spot was Ashok Kumar and he was a contractor while his son who also passed away was Kaushal. Kaushal was admitted to the hospital after suffering brutal injuries, but the doctors could not revive him as he breathed his last on August 31.

The tragic incident forced Suresh Raina to back out of the IPL 2020 that was scheduled to take place in the UAE due to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The UP cricketer who had announced his international retirement was set to represent the Chennai Super Kings in that season. 

A devastated Raina had expressed his anguish at the horrific incident in the series of tweets and had also requested the then Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to probe the case.