Suresh Raina pulled out of the IPL 2020 citing personal reasons. It is now learnt according to a report in Dainik Jagran that his uncle has died following a midnight attack in their Pathankot’s Thariyal village while aunt is critical. The report also mentioned that the attack was carried out on the night of August 19 when the family was sleeping on the terrace of their house.
However, the miscreants are still not identified. The report in english.jagran.com also mentioned that the attackers used lethal weapons when they were in their sleep.
“It is being said that Asha Devi, sister of Raina’s father is fighting for her life in the hospital, while his uncle, identified as 58-year-old Ashok Kumar died in the attack. His cousins – 32-year-old Kaushal Kumar and 24-year-old Apin Kumar also sustained injuries in the attack. Deceased Ashok Kumar’s 80-year-old mother also sustained serious injuries in the attack,” the report said.
“Meanwhile, the police have paced their investigation after getting to know that the victims are the close relatives of Suresh Raina. A team of police and forensic experts have collected evidence from the spot. The police also took help from the dog squad to identify the attackers but failed to get any clue,” it added.
Earlier today, CSK CEO KS Viswanathan said Suresh Raina has returned to India for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of the IPL season. Chennai Super Kings offers complete support to Suresh and his family during this time.
The development came after Raina called time on his international career. He had been far from contention to play for the Indian cricket team. He made his last international appearance in 2018 during India’s tour of England and since then has been out-of-favour of the side.