Surinder Jakhar, IFFCO chairman and son of former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar, died of gunshot wounds at his farmhouse at Abohar, about 120 km from Ferozepur.

The 56-year-old Mr. Surinder Jakhar was fatally wounded while cleaning his pistol, Ferozpur Superintendent of Police (HQ) P. Surjit Singh told PTI.

Soon after receiving the gunshot wounds, Mr. Surinder Jakhar was rushed to hospital where he was declared brought dead, family members said.

Preliminary investigations showed the pistol went off accidentally and there was no foul play, the SP said.

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