A 30-year-old man was beaten to death by four persons at Baghapurana in Moga district on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, for having an ‘illicit relationship’ with a 60-year-old woman.
The deceased has been identified as Sukhminder Singh (30), a resident of Baghapurana, while the elderly woman, Bhajan Kaur, who is a grandmother, is also a resident of the same tehsil.
Meanwhile, the police have booked four persons, including Bhajan Kaur’s grandson Gurdit Singh and his three friends, namely Kaalu, Dharma and Gurpreet Singh, all residents of Baghapurana.
As per the information, Sukhminder was working as a car driver at Bhajan’s home and was allegedly having an illicit relationship with her.
Jassa Singh, brother of the deceased, in his first information report (FIR) stated that he got the information at around 1.30am on Thursday that his brother Sukhminder was lying injured at Bhajan’s house. He brought him to a nearby private hospital, where he died during treatment.
The police officials said Sukhminder was at Bhajan’s house when Gurdit and his friends caught hold of him and started beating him with wooden sticks.
Bhajan told the police that she tried to stop her grandson from beating him, but they didn’t stop.
Sub-inspector Gurbinder Singh said that they got the information about the incident on Thursday afternoon when Sukhminder had already succumbed to his injuries. “All the accused persons are absconding. The police are raiding various places to nab them,” he said.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered under Sections 302, 427, 148 and 149 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Baghapurana police station, Moga.