As the BSF and the Punjab police failed to recover the body of six-year-old Krishna, who was reportedly kidnapped and murdered by seven accused on the evening of October 8, the district administration on Monday called-on the teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to locate the body from UBDC canal at Dhariwal.
When tried to contact SSP, Batala, Dalwinder Singh Dhillon, he was not available for comments even after repeated attempts.
SP (investigation), Pardeep Malik said more than a dozen teams of police searched for the body from Kaler to Aliwal village but remained unsuccessful and on the request of police, Gurdaspur deputy commissioner Dr Abhinav Trikha had asked for NDRF teams. He said on the orders of IG(Border Range) Lok Nath Angra the district police had also sent SHO, City police station, Chandan Kumar to police lines.
It is to be noted that on the night of October 9, when hundreds of local residents accumulated infront of city police station to register their resentment against the negligence of police, the city police led by SHO Chandan Kumar resorted to lathi charge on them and later fired in the air to disperse the crowd.
Complaining highhandedness by the city police, the local residents, along with the parents of Krishna, met IG Lok Nath Angra and demanded immediate suspension of the officer, after which Angra initiated a departmental inquiry against him.
Meanwhile, the city police on Monday produced two of the accused, Vicky and Sunil, in the local court and had taken two days police remand for further investigations.