A 19-year-old youth died after he was brutally thrashed by three men at Pahwa market on Gill road in Ludhiana on Saturday.
A case has been registered against the three accused, who are fish-sellers, at the Shimlapuri police station under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.
According to police, the victim, identified as Ajay Kumar, 19, and his friend Rajinder bought fish from the accused. Both were in inebriated condition and they drove off without paying the bill of Rs 100. “However, their scooter skidded off the road. While Rajinder managed to flee, Ajay was caught by the three accused, who brutally thrashed him,” said Shimlapuri police station in-charge sub-inspector Sanjiv Kapoor.
Ajay was rushed to Christian Medical College and Hospital, where he succumbed to injuries on Sunday morning, said the SI.
The three accused, Moinuddin, Mohammad Yusuf and Sahib Hussain, are on the run.