Suresh Raina’s relatives were attacked on the night of August 19, 2020, in Thariyal village in Punjab’s Pathankot district, which led to his uncle and cousin’s demise. The former Indian batsman’s uncle was slaughtered to death and two cousins and aunt were left critically hurt, after which his cousin expired.
His franchise Chennai Super Kings suffered a huge blow when the 33-year-old, who had retired from international cricket on August 15, 2020, decided not to take part in IPL 2020, although he travelled with the team to Dubai on August 21.
Suresh Raina’s Uncle And Cousin Were Killed On August 19, 2020, As One More Person Was Arrested In July 2021
One person was arrested in connection with the attack on former cricketer Suresh Raina’s relatives in which his uncle and a cousin were killed, police said on Sunday. The accused, Chhajju alias Chhaimar, was arrested from Pachpedha village that falls under Baheri police station, in a joint operation by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) and Punjab Police, Additional Superintendent of Police Satyasen Yadav said.
The incident had taken place in Punjab’s Pathankot district on the night intervening August 19 and 20. The report claimed the attack was carried by four members of the Kale Kachhewala gang with an intention to loot their house in Thariyal village near Madhopur of Pathankot.
Pathankot Senior Superintendent of Police Gulneet Singh Khurana confirmed the death of a person named Ashok Kumar. At that time, his exact relation with Suresh Raina had not been established. The robbers left with cash and gold. Ashok Kumar’s wife Asha Devi, sons Apin and Kaushal sustained injuries, while Ashok Kumar’s mother Satya Devi has been discharged from the hospital, Pathankot Superintendent of Police Prabhjot Singh Virk informed.
Suresh Raina’s Uncle And Cousin Were Killed On August 19, 2020, As 3 Members Of The Gang Were Arrested In September 2020
Three members of the gang involved in the attack were arrested in September last year. Chhajju told police he fled to Hyderabad after the incident, stayed there for some time, and then returned to his village in Bareilly.
The attack took place in Pathankot’s Tharyal village on the intervening night of August 19 and 20 last year. Suresh Raina’s uncle, Ashok Kumar, a contractor, had died on the spot, while Kumar’s son, Kaushal, succumbed to injuries on August 31.
Suresh Raina was in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when this had happened and the tragic incident left him with no choice but to back out from the IPL 2020 less than a couple of weeks before the commencement of the tournament. He was sorely missed as CSK failed to make the playoffs for the first time since the inception of the IPL in 2008.