Two members of Major Sushil Chikkara's family were reportedly shot dead on 12 May in Haryana's Sonipat.
The incident occurred when a group of men opened fire on the Army man's father and brother, while they were travelling in a car near Hullaheri. While Chhikara's father, the 57-year-old Jagbir Singh, died on the spot, his 25-year-old brother, Anil Chhikara, succumbed to his injuries a few days after the incident.
According to reports, the two were allegedly killed by Ajay alias Kannu Chikkara. The family has alleged that the goon was a repeat offender.
Major Sushil Chikkara has claimed that he had requested for police protection after his family members received threats from local goons for allegedly not voting for his brother in the Panchayat elections.
Requesting the police officials to take immediate action against the culprits, Chikkara wrote to Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on 16 May.
The letter, accessed by Times of India, reads as follows:
"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."
However, the Sonipat SP HS Doon said that he sent a police team to protect the family - after he received a call from the Major- but that the team found the Major's father and brother missing from their home in Karewari village.