Man held on charge of brother’s murder

Man held on charge of  brother’s murder

Tribune News Service

Patiala, March 5

The police arrested a person for allegedly murdering his younger brother over a land dispute here today.

The police said the suspect identified as, Baljinder Singh, a resident of Kakrala Bhaika village in Samana, allegedly murdered his younger brother with a sharp weapon on Thursday afternoon. The deceased had been identified as Harjinder Singh, the police added.

The suspect concocted a story that his younger brother met with an accident and took him to the Samana Civil Hospital from where he was referred to a hospital in Patiala, the police said. Doctors in Patiala declared him brought dead, the police added.

To hush up things, the suspect cremated his younger brother within hours while their father was away at farmers’ protest on Delhi borders, the police said.

Sub-inspector (SI) Ankur Deep Singh said the victim’s father gave a written complaint following which the police started an investigation. “The urgency in the events raised suspicion over Baljinder. After we thoroughly interrogated the suspect, he admitted to have committed the crime,” the SI added.

The suspect was arrested and would be produced in the court tomorrow, the SI said.

The Patiala SSP, Vikram Jeet Duggal, said the suspect was booked under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.

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