2 youths found dead inside hotel room near Patiala bus stand

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2016 15:45 IST
Police inspecting the crime spot near bus stand in Patiala. (Bharat Bhushan/HT Photo)

Two youths in their early 20s were found dead under mysterious circumstances inside the room of Golden Hotel, located near the local bus stand on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased have been identified as Milan (20) and Shanty (21), residents of Dhuri in Sangrur.

The police said when the hotel staff went to their room, they witnessed the bodies were lying on the bed. The room was unlocked when a staff member walked into the room as none of them came at the reception even after the checkout time.

Both of them reached the hotel about 7 in the evening on Saturday and after getting the room they did not come out of the room, not even for their dinner.

Milan, who just returned from his native country, Nepal, on August 11, was studying at a private college on the periphery of Dhuri, as his family members were working there.

After investigation, police, at about 5 in the evening, moved the bodies to the mortuary of local Rajindra Hospital for postmortem.


Police sources informed that it might be the overdose of drug which resulted in their death. Although, nothing suspicious has been found from the hotel room but the condition of bodies indicated towards the use of drugs.

Superintendent of police (SP city) Daljeet Singh Rana said that with the results of the preliminary investigations, it seems that the victims consumed some intoxicant material which resulted in their death.

He added that they were working on different theories and postmortem reports would clarify the substance consumed by them.


Ram Prasad, father of Milan, said that a day before the incident his son had asked for Rs 12,000 for submission of college fee. He added that on Saturday he gave him the money and left him at Dhuri railway station as he had to go to Chandigarh.

“The hotel room was booked on the basis of fake Aadhaar ID card and it was the conspiracy to murder our son as I saw some injury marks on his body,” said Prasad.

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