Mata Chand Kaur Ji, wife of late Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji, was on Monday 4 April 2016 shot dead by two unidentified bike-borne assailants at the Bhaini Sahib Gurdwara complex. The attackers opened fire at Mata Ji, 88, from a close range at the entrance of Satguru Partap Singh Academy — a school run on the Gurdwara premises — around 10 am.
Mata Chand Kaur had come to the school to attend Ardas and inaugural ceremony on the first day of the new session. As she came out of the academy in an electronic golf cart, a youth approached her and bent down to touch her feet. Suddenly, he took out a pistol and fired two shots at her and fled along with his accomplice on a bike. Mata Ji who suffered bullet injuries in the head and abdomen, was rushed to the Apollo hospital where she was pronounced dead at 2 pm. The cremation was be held at Sri Bhaini Sahib at 2 pm on Tuesday, 5th 2016. Her bhog ceremony was held at the same place on 10 April 2016.