Day after protest, two booked for murder in Amritsar

Day after protest, two booked for murder in Amritsar

A day after the protest outside Gate Hakima police station, the police have booked two persons for murder. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 11

A day after the protest outside Gate Hakima police station, the police have booked two persons for murder.

According to the complainant, the accused, identified as Baba Basanta and Pinka, brutally thrashed Sikander Singh of Mullechak village around 20 days ago that ultimately led to his death.

Around 20 days ago, a group of persons attacked Sikander Singh of Mullechak village, leaving him critically injured over a dispute regarding the possession of religious dera. He was admitted to a hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries

The family members of the victim had accused the Anngarh police of inaction and favouring the suspects. Assistant Commissioner of Police Parambir Singh and SHO Harkirat Singh assured the family of appropriate action, following which they had lifted the dharna.

An FIR under Section 302 of the IPC was registered against Baba Basanta Singh and Pinka, both residents of same village, while no arrest has been made so far. Earlier, the police have started inquest proceedings.

Surjit Kaur, wife of the deceased, told the police that around 20 days ago, a group of persons led by Baba Basanta and Pinka had attacked her husband, leaving him critically injured. They beat him black and blue over a dispute regarding the possession of religious dera in the Mullechak village. He was admitted to a hospital. However, the police did not take any action against the suspects due to their influence.

On Sunday, when he succumbed to his injuries, the police took action under Section 174 of the CrPC, while the family had insisted on registration of a murder case against the two suspects. SHO Harkirat Singh said a murder case was registered on the statement of Surjit and further probe was on. The body of the deceased was handed over to the family after the autopsy. He said the accused would be arrested soon.

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