Days after Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina pulled out of the Indian Premier League 2020, in a series of tweets on Tuesday, Raina said that what happened to his family in Punjab was "beyond horrible."
Talking about the crime in which Raina's uncle and cousin lost their lives, the cricketer said, "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."
Pointing out that "those criminals should not be spared," Raina also tagged the Punjab police and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.
"Till date we don't know what exactly had happened that night and who did this. I request @PunjabPoliceInd to look into this matter. We at least deserve to know who did this heinous act to them. Those criminals should not be spared to commit more crimes," he added.
According to reports, on the night of August 20, three-four men of a local gang had attacked the family at their Pathankot home while they were asleep.
Raina's 58-year-old uncle Ashok Kumar, a government contractor, is among those who lost their lives. Kumar suffered head injuries and died on the same night, police said, according to a report by The Indian Express.
The 33-year-old Chennai Super Kings' cricketer had returned to the country last week from the UAE, where the IPL 2020 is set to take place.
"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," CSK CEO KS Viswanathan had said.