30-yr-old labourer strangled to death

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 14

Gurmeet Singh (30) of Kolowal village, who worked as labourer, was strangled to death by unknown persons here on Sunday. His body was found dumped near the Boparai drain.

According to police, his hands were tied and he was strangled with the help of a head gear. The police have registered a case against unknown persons in this connection and further investigations are underway.

Tarlok Singh, the complainant and paternal uncle of the deceased, told the police that Gurmeet went with Balbir Singh, a mason, to work at an under-construction building in Khasa on Saturday. However, he did not return home in the evening. Tarlok said the next morning, they called up many relatives but were unable to locate him. Later in the afternoon, they found his bike near Boparai village. Tarlok said he started searching for Gurmeet in the area and found his body strangled with a head gear with his hands tied on the backside near the village drain.

Sub Inspector Harpal Singh, investigating officer, said probe was underway to identify suspects while the body had been sent for a post-mortem examination. A case under Sections 302 and 201 of the IPC has been registered in this connection.

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