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30-year-old trader brutally murdered in Ludhiana

punjab Updated: Oct 26, 2016 15:50 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Sunil Sharma(HT Photo)

Two motorcycle-borne assailants brutally murdered a 30 year-old trader in full public view on the flyover near the Moti Nagar diversion on NH1 on Monday night. The assailants pushed him from the bike and then repeatedly attacked him with baseball bats and swords, before killing him.

Police said the assailants also chopped off two fingers of the victim after murdering him.

What is more shocking is that even though the flyover witnesses’ huge rush of vehicles, nobody dared to intervene. The killers also remained for at least 10 minutes after the murder.

The deceased has been identified as Sunil Sharma of Star City Colony, Tibba road. He owned a cosmetics shop in Gur Mandi area. Sunil Sharma is survived by his wife and one-year-old son.

The Moti Nagar police lodged have a murder case against unidentified killers in this context and have initiated investigation.

Assistant commissioner of police (ACP, East) Saurav Jindal said that according to prima-facie it is a matter of personal rivalry.

The ACP informed that, Sunil Sharma was on his way back to home on his motorcycle. As he reached near Tibba road cut, he found that he was being chased. He sped up his motorcycle towards Moti Nagar cut at National Highway-1. As he reached the flyover near Moti Nagar cut, the assailants pushed him forcefully and he fell from the bike. The assailants then repeatedly hit him with baseball bat and swords. The ACP added that, the police have been trying to identify the assailants and will solve the case soon.

Sandeep Kumar, a passerby, said he saw the victim and informed the police. The police took 30 minutes to reach the spot. He also added that the people crossing the flyover did not bother to stop or help the injured. After the police reached the spot the victim was rushed to Satguru Partap Singh Hospital at Sherpur Chowk.

On being informed, commissioner of police Jatinder Singh Aulakh also reached the spot.

PROBE UNDERWAY

ACP Saurav Jindal said Sunil Sharma had left his shop at 7.30pm and reached the incident spot at 9.30pm. The police are trying to ascertain that where and with whom he spent the two hours duration gap in between. The information about these two hours could help the police in solving the case. The ACP also added that there are rumors that before reaching Tibba road cut, he had dropped a woman on the way. Police are also investigating to verify, whether he was accompanied by a woman or not.

Ambulance refused to carry victim

When Sunil Sharma was lying in the pool of blood at the spot, the passerby called on a private ambulance and requested him to ferry the victim to hospital, but the ambulance driver reportedly refused saying that the victim is almost dead. He also said that, if he carries the victim to the hospital the police will harass him later by summoning him to join the investigation.