Senior advocate Subhash Gupta was stabbed to death on Tuesday in broad daylight in Hisar, Haryana. The lawyer was attacked by unknown assailants while he was returning home from office in his car.
Subhash Gupta, 61, was reportedly returning home from his office, when one of the assailants intercepted him and forced him to stop his vehicle and stabbed him multiple times.
The incident happened near Town Park on the Delhi-Hisar road and as per the police, the attackers were four to five in number. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, where the doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Hisar SP Rajinder Singh Meena said while it was premature to say anything about the motive of the attackers, they had got vital leads and had identified a few suspects.
“As of now, motive behind the brutal killing is not certain,” he said.
Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala slammed the government for the state of law and order in the state and said, “The incident has exposed the government’s tall claims about law and order in the state. The ruling government must arrest all those involved in this brutal killing and review the law and order arrangements across the state.”
Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala expressed shock at the brutal murder and tweeted, “Total breakdown of law and order under BJP in Haryana. Leading civil lawyer, Subhash Gupta killed in broad daylight in Hisar near SP residence.”
In an emergency meeting convened post the incident, the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana decided that advocates would abstain from work in all district courts across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. However, a decision on the matter taken by the High Court Bar Association would be known later in the day.
Subhash Gupta is survived by his wife, a daughter and two sons. The daughter is married and both the sons are practicing lawyers.
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