3 held for labourer’s murder in Mohali

Victim was found lying in bushes on October 29 last; died at hospital

3 held for labourer’s murder in Mohali

The suspects in Mohali police custody on Friday. Tribune photo: Vicky

Tribune News Service
Mohali, July 3

Sleuths of the Punjab Bureau of Investigation (PBI), Mohali, claimed to have solved the blind murder case of a labourer with the arrest of three suspects after around eight months.

The arrested persons have been identified as Gaj Ram, a resident of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, Satvir, alias Satta, and Mahavir Singh, both residents of Muradabad in Uttar Pradesh.

The case

Shyam, a resident of Amb Sahib Colony, Mohali, was found lying in an unconscious state in the bushes near the railway bridge in Sector 65 here. The police had shifted him to the GMCH-32, Chandigarh, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspects were produced before a court, which sent them to three-day police custody today.

Police teams, led by SP (PBI) HS Atwal, Inspector Jagdeep Singh and SI Kulwant Singh, arrested the suspects yesterday in connection with the murder of a migrant labourer, Shyam Singh. The incident took place on October 29 last year.

No headway in gardener’s murder

Four days on, the Mohali police are yet to nab the miscreants involved in the murder of a 30-year-old gardener, Raja Ram. The victim was found dead in the open space near the YPS chowk here on Tuesday morning. He was allegedly attacked multiple times with the handle of a hand pump on his face and head. Deputy Superintendent of Police Deep Kamal said: “We have rounded up some suspects in this connection but real criminals are still out of our reach. We are working on some clues and hope to crack the case within a few days.”

Shyam, a resident of Amb Sahib Colony, Mohali, was found lying in an unconscious state in the bushes near the railway bridge in Sector 65 here. The police had shifted him to the GMCH-32, Chandigarh, where he succumbed to his injuries. The police had also recovered some blood-stained stones from the spot.

Atwal said during preliminary investigations, the suspects confessed to having committed the crime for the greed of money.

The trio, along with the victim, was gambling at Amb Sahib Colony on the occasion of Diwali last year. Shyam had won Rs60,000 in the game. When the victim was returning home, the trio stopped him at an isolated place and hit him on his head with stones.

The suspects also snatched Rs60,000, a wallet and a mobile phone from Shyam before fleeing from the spot. A case of murder was registered against them at the Phase XI police station.

It also came to fore that four theft cases were registered against Gaj Ram at Phase XI and Sohana police stations, said the police.

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