Welder murdered, robbery suspected

Welder murdered, robbery suspected

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 24

Balwinder Singh (52), a resident of Dhardeo village, was found murdered near Bhalaipur Purba village falling under the Mehta police station here on Friday. The victim’s body had marks of deep injuries inflicted with some sharp-edged weapon.

Balwinder Singh used to work as a welder and went missing on late Thursday evening. The victim’s son Karnbir Singh told the police that his father used to work as a welder in the Chowk Mehta area.

He said on Thursday, after his job he had gone to Dhulka village for seeing his cousin Gurmeet Singh, who was suffering from cancer. He said when he did not return home, they called him and found his phone was switched off. He called his cousin Gurpreet (Gurmeet’s son) who said that he had left at around 9pm.

He said he then took his cousin Gurdyal Singh and started a search for him but could not locate. On Friday, he got a call from Gurdyal that Balwinder’s body was lying near Bhalaipur Purba village canal bridge. His body was lying in a pool of blood and there were injury marks on his body.

Balwinder Singh, SHO, Mehta police station, said a case under Section 302 of the IPC was registered while further investigation was under progress. He said the robbery was being suspected to be the reason behind the killing as his purse and mobile were missing though his bike was near the spot.

“At the same time when he was murdered, a snatching incident was reported in an electrician’s shop located at Sudhar village falling under the Khalchian police station. Both the spots are located around 2-3 km away from the periphery,” said the SHO.

Electrician Manjit Singh told the Khalchian police that three bike-borne persons came to him when he was downing the shutters of his shop. He said the accused, who were armed with a pistol, snatched Rs 10,000 and a mobile phone from him. A separate case was registered in this regard.

The police have registered a case in this connection while further investigation was under progress.

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