Tribune News Service
Mohali, June 30
Two days after a painter was murdered in Badmajra, a 35-year-old man, also a migrant worker, was found murdered by using a handle of the hand pump at Phase 8 here late Monday night.
The incident came to light around 9 am when morning walkers informed the police about the body lying behind the liquor vend in an open ground near YPS Chowk here.
The police teams including DSP (city 2) Deep Kamal, Inspector Rajnish Choudhary, ASI Raspreet Singh and Constable Balvinder Singh reached the spot on getting the information and initiated the investigation and took the body into its custody. The victim was not wearing a shirt.
The victim has been identified as Raja Ram (35), who worked as a gardener and as a labourer in Mohali.
Raja Ram was living with his relatives in Amb Sahib colony here, said the police.
The assailants have not been traced yet by the police.
According to the police the victim was murdered around 1.30 am last night by some unidentified persons after attacking him multiple times by the hand pump handle on his face and head.
ASI Raspreet Singh said, “The face and head of the victim was badly injured as the assailants had attacked him repeatedly with the handle. The hand pump handle, containing blood stains, used in the crime has also been recovered from the crime spot and samples of blood and possible fingerprints were collected by the forensic team.”
DSP Deep Kamal said, “We have started the investigation of murder from various angles. Few persons have been rounded up under suspicion. We will interrogate them for more details.”
A case of murder has been registered against the unknown suspects at the Phase 8 police station today.
The victim’s body was sent to the mortuary of Civil Hospital in Phase 6 where his post mortem would be conducted tomorrow, said the police.
Two days on, Balongi police is still clueless about the accused, who allegedly killed a painter, Sanjay Yadav, by attacking him with a knife and brick outside his house.
Station House Officer of Balongi police station, Amardeep Singh, said, “We are investigating the matter. No lead has been found yet by our teams.”
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