Sudhir Suri (1964-2022) was a Hindutva right-wing leader. Sudhir, the leader of the Hindu Shiv Sena, was shot dead at point black range during a sit-in protest in Amritsar, Punjab.
Sudhir Kumar Suri was born in 1964 (age 58 years; at the time of death) in Amritsar, Punjab.
Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper
Eye Colour: Black
Sudhir Suri belonged to a Sikh family in Amritsar, Punjab.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
His son’s name is Paras.
Sudhir Suri followed Hinduism.
Leader at Hindu Shiv Sena
Sudhir Kumar Suri joined the Hindu Shiv Sena (Punjab) and serves as the leader of the fundamentalist group.
Booked Multiple Times
Reportedly in April 2020, Sudhir Suri was booked by the Amristar rural police for his objectionable comments against the Tablighi Jamaat community. After nearly three months, the Punjab Police arrested Sudhir Suri from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, over an offensive video clip which was denigrating women and instigating animosity between two groups. Suri, however, denied the allegations. In July 2021, Suri was booked for the third time for allegedly sharing a video on social media, delivering words against a particular community.
Shot By a Shopkeeper During a Protest on Majitha Road, Amritsar, Punjab
Reportedly, Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri, in presence of local police and Punjab Police personnel, was shot dead in Amritsar, Punjab, on 4 November 2022 (Friday) while he was taking part in a protest against the management of Gopal Mandir, a temple in the area, after some posters and idols were found broken and thrown on the roadside near the temple.
Sudhir Suri during the protest in Amritsar
According to the police officials, more than five shots were fired at Sudhir. The accused identified as Sandeep Singh alias Sunny, 31, who owns a garment shop near the site, was arrested by the officials. Reportedly, the murder case was registered under section 302 at Sadar police station in Amritsar. According to some media outlets, a doctor named Ajay Sharma, present at the crime spot, mentioned that while Suri was protesting outside the temple, two men in a car, which had a sticker of “Waris Panjab De,” arrived and started firing at him; however, the police officials were successful in arresting one of them whereas the other man escaped. While explaining the crime scene to the media, Ajay Sharma said,
Shiv Sena’s Sudhir Suri was demonstrating outside the temple against garbage being dumped outside the premises. Two men came in a car and started firing at Sudhir Suri. One person has been arrested. The way they fired at him was clear that they wanted to kill him.”
Accused Sandeep Singh’s car after the attack at the crime spot
- According to the police officials, Sudhir Suri was on the hit list of many gangsters for a very long time for which the government deployed eight Punjab police officers for security. He was on the hit list of Khalistani, a group that is a part of the Khalistan movement that aims to create a Sikh homeland called “Khalistan” via armed struggle, since 2016.
- According to the sources, he was shot with a licensed 0.32-bore pistol.
- Reportedly, Sudhir Suri’s son, Paras, demanded that his father should be given the status of a martyr until which he would not let his father’s last rites happen. Breaking his silence on the death of his father, Sudhir Suri, Paras Suri said,
We will not do the antimsanskar until the government declares my father as shaheed (Martyr). My father is alive inside every Hindu of this country.”