Father and brother of an Indian army major were killed by a gangster in Karewari village of Sonipat, Haryana on May 12. 

Why? Because they didn’t vote for the goon’s brother in the panchayat election, reports The Times Of India.

The goon, Ajay alias Kannu Chikkara, allegedly killed Jagbir Singh, 57, and Anil Chhikara, 25.

Sushil Chikkara, a 29-year-old Major in the Indian Army – who has led from the front in Siachen Glacier and the National Security Guard – couldn’t save his own family despite informing about the local police about a potential threat to them.

He had reportedly informed HS Doon, Superintendent of Police, Sonipat, the same day that there was a threat to his family. 

SP Doon, however, claims that he had rushed a police team to Major Chikkara’s home, but his family wasn’t there. 

On Monday, Major Chikkara wrote a letter to Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki saying,

“We exhort police and the government to nab the criminals. A soldier goes to the battlefield leaving behind his family at home with confidence that the civil administration will ensure their well-being. I was told that my family had been targeted. Had the SP provided security, my father and brother would have been alive.” 

It’s been four days since the murder and the accused is still on the run.

(Feature image source: Twitter | @capt_ivane)