Credit: X/BCCI

Credit: X/BCCI

Former India cricketer Suresh Raina’s maternal cousin reportedly got killed in a hit-and-run case in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district. Raina’s cousin was among the two people who got killed as a van hit their scooter on the Pathankot-Mandia National Highway on Wednesday, May 1. The deceased have been identified as Saurabh Kumar (29), who was a resident of Gaggal, and 19-year-old Shubham. 

Both Saurabh and Shubham were taken to a nearby hospital, but the doctors failed to save them and they succumbed to their injuries. According to News 18, the accused driver who fled the spot was also arrested by the local police from Mandi based on CCTV footage. He has been identified as Sher Singh. 

Suresh Raina’s extended family killed by gangster in 2020

This isn’t the first time the former India cricketer lost his family members tragically, which led to his controversial withdrawal during the 2020 season of the IPL, held in the UAE. While the cricketer maintained his silence during that time, he recently said that his family went through a tragedy and he wanted to spend some time with them. 

Raina recently spoke on Lallantop and said, “There was bereavement in the family, there were deaths. A group of gangsters killed the entire family. It happened in Pathankot. So, I went there. But there was a bio-bubble in the IPL, where you couldn't return. My father was very upset. When the Kachchhe gang did what they did, my entire family was under stress. I thought cricket came next, I could play anytime, first my family was important.”