Mehram: Cops recover digging tool from crime scene

  • Jyotsna Jalali, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Nov 21, 2014 14:41 IST

A day after the SAS Nagar police claimed to have cracked the kidnapping-and-murder case of six-year-old Mehram Sandhu, it as evidence recovered a tool used in digging from the crime spot in Sector 69 which was used by accused Tejinder Singh alias Ganju, 26, to dig earth to bury the child.

Also, Tejinder’s scooter on which he had taken Mehram to the crime spot has been taken into custody by police.

The police also maintained that they have yet not given clean chit to the kith and kin of the victim or ruled out involvement of any other person in the crime.

The police on Thursday said they were checking the possibility of involvement of any other person in the case.

Speaking to HT, SAS Nagar senior superintendent of police (SSP) Indermohan Singh Bhatti said, “We are still checking the involvement of any other person in the crime. Prima facie it appears to be the work of the individual accused whom we have arrested, but we just want to be sure.”

Meanwhile, sources in the police claimed that even the kith and kin of the deceased from both mother as well as the father’s family have not been given a clean chit so far.

The police on Wednesday had produced Mehram’s neighbour Tejinder as the accused in the case. The police have taken the accused in police remand as it want to access all possible evidence in the case.

Tejinder had killed Mehram on October 28 as he got scared after he had taken the child with him to show him to his friends, with whom he was to hatch a kidnapping bid. However, the plan went haywire and eventually Mehram was strangled to death by the accused.

It is learnt that the police on Thursday reconstructed the scene of crime by taking the accused to the spot of crime.

Sharing, a senior official said, “The dumping ground is in a mess with all wild growth, but the accused was familiar with the entire area. While our team had to be careful, he (Tejinder) went around the entire area comfortably, showing he was well-versed with it.”

Also, Tejinder in his confession to the police said he alone executed the crime and no one else was involved with him.

The police said they would still be approaching Varinder Pal, father of the deceased, who as of now is in Australia. The main motive of the police was to become sure that Tejinder was alone in committing the crime.

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