Phagwara, May 4. Ranjit Cheema, 43, an NRI, was shot dead in front of his house in Vancouver yesterday. When this reporter visited his native village Pandori Sher Singh, most residents expressed ignorance about the victim’s family.
Sarpanch Gursharan Singh Ghoshi said Malkiat Singh Cheema, the deceased’s father, came to the village immediately after Independence. But the family shifted to Noormahal and then migrated to the the UK from where they moved to Canada.
Ranjit, who was reportedly trying to re-enter drug trafficking trade in Canada, was gunned down by some unidentified gunmen. He even served a five-year jail term in California on the charges of trying to sell nearly 200 kg of heroin.