Captain Amarinder Singh, the Chief Minister of Punjab and a military historian, expressed his sympathy and compassion towards Suresh Raina on Tuesday (1st September, 2020), who recently announced his inability to play in the Indian Premier League season of 2020. The Chief Minister tweeted, “Condole the brutal attack on kin of Suresh Raina in Pathankot.” The Chief Minister further added the updates on the level of investigation by stating, “I have ordered SIT probe into the case and have asked the Director General of Police (DGP) of Pujab Police to identify & arrest the culprits at the earliest”. He also ensured Suresh Raina that the suffering family would get justice by continuing his tweet as, “Beta, my DC & SSP have met the family and we will make sure that the guilty are brought to justice”.
The international cricketer recently announced his retirement from the international cricket, but the CSK fans were completely shocked when they received the news of Raina, not participating in IPL 2020. Rumours first cited the reason of his sudden absence in the IPL, as the outbreak of the coronavirus infection within the team, but the confirmed reports have now revealed the reason as the attack by robbers at his uncle’s residence and the demise of his family members.
“What happened to my family in Punjab was beyond horrible. My uncle was slaughtered to death, my bua and both my cousins had severe injuries. Unfortunately, my cousin also passed away last night after battling for life for days. My bua is still very very critical and is on life support. Till date, we don’t know what exactly had happened that night and who did that. I request Punjab Police to look into this matter. We atleast deserve to know who did this heinous act to them. Those criminals should not be spared to commit more crimes” tweeted Raina on 1st September.
The Punjab Police on saturday informed that the incident was carried out by 3-4 members of the notorious “Kale Kacchewala” gang with their main objective of looting the house of Mr. Ashok Kumar (uncle of Suresh Raina). The police suspect that during the process of looting, they attacked Kumar and his family at their house. It was reported that Kumar suffered head injuries and died on the night of the attack.
Eminent members of the CSK franchise conveyed their support to Suresh Raina. CSK CEO, KS Viswanathan stated, “Chennai Super Kings offers complete support to Suresh Raina and his family during this time.” The veteran Australian batsman, Shane Watson, who is also a part of the Chennai Super Kings batting lineup, stated, “Hello everyone, I wake up this morning with a very bad news that Suresh Raina is heading back to India for personal reasons. My heart goes out to you. I hope you are doing okay, mate.” Watson further added, “You are going to be sorely missed at CSK. You have been with CSK from the start, you are the heart of the team. You are going to be missed by the tournament as well. You are such a star of the Indian Premiere League, but most important is your well-being and I hope you are going to be okay.