With the arrest of three persons, the Chandigarh police on Thursday claimed to have solved the murder case of Makhan Singh, a Nayagaon resident.
Makhan (41) was murdered on Tuesday. A team comprising deputy superintendent of police (DSP central) Ashish Kapoor and station house officers (SHOs) of Sector 11 and Sector-3 police stations arrested the accused within 36 hours of the crime.
The accused have been identified as Jarmal Singh, alias Jamma (22), Kuldeep Singh, alias Kaga (23), and Jatinder Singh, alias Ashu (24), all residents of Khuda Ali Sher. They were arrested late Wednesday.
The police, on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, received a tip-off that those involved in the murder of Makhan Singh were moving towards Khuda Ali Sher village in a black Mahindra XUV.
A naka was set up near the Sector 11- 12 roundabout. An XUV (bearing registration number CH 23(T) 7346) coming from the Sector 14-15 side was signalled to stop.
Three youths were found inside the vehicle. After verification, it was found that the three were the accused in the Makhan Singh muder case.
They three allegedly killed Makhan Singh on Tuesday and had come in the same car to commit the crime. DSP (central) Ashish Kapoor said during interrogation Jarmal Singh told the police that his family had old enmity with Makhan’s family.
In 2003, Jarmal’s uncle Avtar Singh, alias Tari, was murdered and Makhan Singh was one of the accused in the case.
Later, Makhan was acquitted by the court. On this, accused Jarmal Singh hatched a conspiracy with his friends Kuldeep Singh and Jatinder Singh to avenge his uncle’s death. They attacked Makhan with axes and sticks and fled after injuring him. Later on, Makhan succumbed to his injuries. The police are yet to recover the axes and sticks used in crime.