Tribune News Service
Panchkula, September 27
A 37-year-old man was allegedly hacked to death with sharp weapons by at least 24 men at the Majri Chowk bus stop on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. The victim, identified as Rinku, was a native of Ropar.
Was out on bail in ’17 Pinjore killing case
Both parties have a criminal background. The victim was an accused in a 2017 murder case that took place in Pinjore. — Inspector Mahabir Singh, SHO, Sector 7 Police Station
He had estranged relations with his wife and was currently staying in Mani Majra.
According to the police, Rinku was an accused in a murder case in Pinjore in 2017 and was out on bail.
The reason behind the spine-chilling crime, according to the police, was old animosity between two groups.
“Both parties have a criminal background. The victim was an accused in a 2017 murder case that took place in Pinjore,” said Inspector Mahabir Singh, SHO of the Sector 7 police station.
According to an FIR registered on a complaint of the victim’s aide, also named Rinku, “After dinner at a hotel in Mamta Enclave, Zirakpur, the victim and his two aides stopped their car near the Majri Chowk bus stop around 11.30 pm when the assailants, who came in two cars and two motorcycles, attacked them. As they appeared at the spot, the assailants, who were carrying sharp weapons, vandalised the car. All three sitting inside the car came out and started running to save their lives. Suddenly, Rinku fell, allowing the assailants to surround him and attack. His two aides managed to get inside a nearby slum colony, Khark Mangoli. By the time the duo came back after 15 minutes, Rinku was dead and there was blood all around.” The victim’s body was badly mutilated by the assailants, the police said, adding that the victim had 20 cuts and abrasions on the body.
The report of the postmortem, which was conducted at the Civil Hospital in Sector 6 today, is awaited.
The police said the suspects would be nabbed soon.
A case was registered against seven persons by name and other unknown persons under several Sections of the IPC, including 148 (armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly), 302 (murder), 307 (intentional murder) and 427 (damage to property) at the Sector 7 police station.
Those who have been named in the FIR are Shekhar, a resident of Maheshpur, Panchkula; Jhonny, alias Pradeep, Vakili and Manish, alias Bahadur, residents of Khark Mangoli; Pappi, a resident of Sector 20, Ashiana, and Bobby and Bada Bahadur, residents of Fatehpur in Sector 20, along with unidentified persons.
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