23-year-old kills relative for money

23-year-old kills relative for money

The police solved the murder of 36-year-old building contractor (inset) within a few hours of the incident by arresting his relative in Jalandhar on Saturday. Tribune photograph

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, November 21

A 36-year-old building contractor was found murdered at the Shiv Nagar locality of the district in the Garh area on Saturday. The murder took place just a day after the brutal murder of Yovinder Singh, a dhaba owner, who was killed in a fit of rage by his neighbour on Thursday.

The accused, 23-year-old Irfan, was booked under Sections 302 of the IPC at the police station number 7 and was arrested soon after. He killed Hanif Ansari by repeatedly hitting him by a hammer on his head.

SHO police station division 7 said Hanif’s body was found in a gruesome condition this morning at his home. He was found covered in a blanket with face and head riddled with stab wounds.

Seven hours after the murder, the district police arrested the accused, who was the relative of the contractor. The hammer used in the crime was also recovered from him by the police.

Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said during investigation, it surfaced that 23-year-old Irfan, a distant relative of the deceased, committed this heinous crime. The Police Commissioner said accused Irfan of Bishanpura village, district Betia Bihar, was working with Hanif Ansari as a labourer, and had a tiff with him over money.

Irfan killed his uncle by constantly striking with a hammer on his head, resulting in his death.

Bhullar said the police also recovered the weapon of offense from the accused besides the mobile of the deceased which he grabbed after committing the crime.

The commissioner said a team of the Police Commissionerate led by ADCP Ashwani Kumar, ACP Harinder Singh, SHO Ramandeep Singh initiated probe covering various aspects of the murder and cracked the case within a short time.

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