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Body of missing Jandiala Guru youth found in drain, two held

Body of missing Jandiala Guru youth found in drain, two held

Two suspects in custody of the Amritsar police on Friday.



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 23

Six days after a youth Akashdeep Singh (20) of Jandiala Guru was abducted by three persons, his body was found in a drain near Bandala village here on Thursday.

The police have arrested two persons in this connection and added murder charges to the FIR. Those arrested were identified as Nishan Singh of Jandiala Guru and Paramjit Singh of Rampura village.

Earlier, the police had booked Guramrit Singh, Raja Takkar and Deepak, all residents of Jandiala. The police have also nominated Shiva of Jandiala Guru in the case.

According to the family, prime accused Raja Takkar used to suspect that Akashdeep helped his cousin Malkeet Singh in eloping with his (Raja’s) sister for marriage. Therefore, they kidnapped and murdered him for ‘honour’ and later dumped his body into the drain near Bandala.

ASI Rajbir Singh, investigating officer in the case, confirmed the arrest of two persons, adding that raids were on to nab the remaining culprits.

Sukha Singh, father of the victim, told the police that Akashdeep, who worked at a shop, had gone to work in Jandiala on February 16, but did not return home. His mobile phone was also switched off. Initially, they thought he might have gone with his friends to some religious place, but next day also his phone was switched off.

“We got worried and analyzed the footage CCTV cameras in the area and near his shop where they found that Guramrit Singh had taken him away on February 16 on a scooter. Guramrit was a relative of prime accused Raja Takkar,” said Sukha Singh.

The police also found a CCTV footage in which the remaining accused were found keeping sharp-edged weapons in an SUV. The police said the accused allegedly took Akashdeep to Paramjit Singh’s tubewell where they thrashed and later killed him. Paramjit was a cousin of Raja Takkar.

“We have added Section 302 of the IPC to the FIR registered under Sections 365 and 120-B of the IPC at the Jandiala police station on February 17,” said ASI Rajbir Singh. He said raids were on to arrest the remaining accused.

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