Tribune News Service
Amritsar, October 25
A youth, identified as Sarvan Singh (35), was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Patti Mansoor Ki in Sultanwind village here on Sunday. His family members alleged that he was tortured to death by the police and later dumped his body in the village.
They said Sarvan Singh was picked up by two policemen on Saturday evening for quizzing in a mobile theft case. When the family members went to the police station, they said he would be released after the quizzing. However, he did not return home in the night. Sucha Singh, father of the victim, said when they again went to the police station, they claimed that he was released in the evening. Later, his body was found at a secluded place in the Patti Mansoor Ki area of Sultanwind village.
Perneet Singh Dhillon, SHO, Sultanwind police station, reached the spot and started investigation.
Sucha Singh said he used to work as a daily wager while his son was a labourer. He said a woman in the area had lodged a mobile theft complaint with the police against Sarvan suspecting that he had stolen it. Therefore, the police took him into their custody for questioning.
However, his body was found in the village today.
Woman among 4 booked for 24-yr-old’s ‘murder’
Tarn Taran: The Valtoha police booked four persons, including a woman, in connection with the alleged murder of Gora Singh (24) of Algon Khurd here on Saturday.
The police said the accused had been identified as Jinder Kaur of Algon Khurd village, Chanan Singh of Khalra, Joga Singh of Balehar and Mukhtiar Singh of Mari Kammoke village.
The police said the accused woman, who had an illicit relationship with the victim, called him to her house on October 19. The woman with the help of other accused tortured him and later let him go to his house.
Gursahib Singh, brother of the victim, said Gora was admitted to a private hospital in his serious condition on October 22 from where he was referred to the local Civil Hospital. He died here on October 24. The family of the deceased alleged that Gora was questioned by officials of the Algon Khurd police post and was given third-degree torture which was the reason of his death. — OC
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