Accused sent to judicial custody

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Nov 24, 2014 13:27 IST

The local court here on Sunday sent the alleged accused in the kidnapping and murder of six-year-old Mehram Sandhu, whose decomposed body was found from a dumping ground in Sector 69, to the judicial custody.

Police after his arrest had demanded four-day police remand for the accused. But on Sunday, though the police remand was not demanded, the court sent alleged accused, Tejinder Singh alias Ganju, to the judicial custody.

It is worth mentioning that the accused is a neighnour of the victim. It was only after 23 days of Mehram’s kidnapping that the SAS Nagar police were able to crack the case and arrest Tejinder.

The trial in the case will start soon after the police will submit the chargesheet in the court.

Sources in the police say they have enough evidence to prove the alleged accused guilty in the case and soon, the police will submit the chargesheet.

Meanwhile, the police have also recovered a digging tool that was used by the accused to bury the body of Mehram after strangling him to death.

The police have also recovered the scooter that was used by the accused to take victim to the crime spot.

Meanwhile, no ransom call was made by the accused to the family members of the victim. However, He in his confession had reportedly told the police that he wanted to demand the ransom by writing a letter to the family members of Mehram.

Mehram was killed by Tejinder on October 28. The accused had even taken Mehram to his friends as he hatched the kidnapping plan with them. However, the plan went haywire when he got scared and strangled the child to death.

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