Barnala, Jan 15: A Youth Congress leader shot dead his grandmother before committing suicide in Punjab’s Barnala district. The 25-year-old man, Harmesh Mittal, committed the crime after he was unable to cope with the death of his grandmother, who died on Sunday. Also Read - Black Friday Deals 2020 - Best Deals to Expect from Thanksgiving Shopping 202

Mittal’s father had died days before he was born and his mother had lived with her parents. He was raised by his grandparents. He had a furniture showroom at Kacha College Road, reported TOI. Also Read - Attention Tourists! Statue of Unity to Remain Closed For 5 Days

He was the general secretary of Barnala district of Youth Congress. District president Makhan Sharma said that the deceased could not handle his grandfather’s death. Also Read - Suryakumar Yadav Does Not Get Picked For India Tour of Australia, Fans Slam BCCI on Twitter

Hari Chand, his grandfather, had died of cancer on Sunday. Harmesh was reportedly in depression after his death. He allegedly took his grandmother to a room and killed her from point-blank range. He then shot himself from his licensed guns.