Amritsar youth's murder: No arrest even after 4 days

Amritsar youth's murder: No arrest even after 4 days

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 2

Even after four days, the police are yet to nab the suspects in connection with the alleged murder of Hoshiarpur youth during a birthday celebration on the intervening night of November 29 and 30 in Anand Vihar locality on Jhabal Road.

Paramvir Singh, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Central, said six police teams are on job and carrying out raids at the suspected hideouts of the accused.

The police had booked five persons Mandeep Singh, Vivek, Rahul, Prince and Raghu on the charge of murder of Saurav Kumar (26), a wholesaler of vegetable and fruits in Hoshiarpur district.

The ACP said during preliminary probe, it was found that a birthday celebration was going on at a residence in Anand Vihar locality, where all participants were heavily drunk. Several of them apparently indulged in firing, 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.

According to people, the revellers were firing indiscriminately and there was panic among inhabitants. One of the accused is reportedly a close relative of a prominent politician. The police have recovered four empty bullet shells of .32 bore.

The family members of the deceased said Saurav got a call from his friend Vivek on his wife’s mobile, where he was invited to come to Amritsar 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.

The police said the accused had switched off their mobiles. The six police parties were raiding at different locations to nab the accused.

“We are hoping to nab them soon,” the ACP said.

How it all happened

  • During preliminary probe, it was found that a birthday celebration was going on at a residence in Anand Vihar locality, where all participants were heavily drunk.
  • Several of them apparently indulged in open firing, 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.
  • According to area residents, the revellers were firing indiscriminately and there was panic among inhabitants. One of the accused is reportedly a close relative of a prominent politician. The police have recovered four empty bullet shells of .32 bore.
  • The family members of the deceased said Saurav got a call from his friend Vivek on his wife's mobile, where he was invited to come to Amritsar 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.
  • The police said the accused had switched off their mobiles. The six police parties were raiding at different locations to nab the accused.

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