Hoshiarpur youth's murder: No arrest even after eight days

Hoshiarpur youth's murder: No arrest even after eight days

The police have failed to make any headway in the case involving the murder of a Hoshiarpur youth during a birthday celebration in Anand Vihar locality under Gate Hakima police station here. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 7

The police have failed to make any headway in the case involving the murder of a Hoshiarpur youth during a birthday celebration in Anand Vihar locality under Gate Hakima police station here.

The family members and the relatives of the deceased alleged that the police were acting under some influence as one of the suspects was a close relative of a ruling party leader in the area.

Saurav Kumar (26), a wholesaler of vegetable and fruits in Hoshiarpur district, was shot dead during a birthday celebration in Gate Hakima police station area. The family said the police were not arresting the accused.

The police had booked five persons Mandeep Singh, Vivek, Rahul, Prince and Raghu on the charge of murder. He was killed in the intervening night of November 29 and 30.

The police investigations had revealed that during the birthday celebration at a residence, all participants were apparently heavily drunk. Several of them indulged in opening fire in the air, which led to Saurav’s death and injuries to two others. He suffered three bullet injuries one of which pierced through his throat, which led to his death.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Paramvir Singh said the police teams were raiding different locations to nab the suspects, who were at large. He denied that the police were acting under any pressure or influence.

“We are investigating the case on merit and police teams have been carrying out raids regularly to nab the suspects,” he said. According to family members of the deceased Vivek had invited Saurav to attend a birthday party of Mandeep Singh, alias Mandy. Saurav along with his driver and brother reached Amritsar late in the evening. The incident occurred around 12 midnight. On Monday, the family members and relatives had held a demonstration outside Gate Hakima police station demanding immediate arrest of the accused.

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