The Amritsar police claimed to have arrested three persons for allegedly kidnapping and murdering one of their friends named Lovepreet Singh.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Maqboolpura SHO Iqbal Singh said: "The three accused have been identified as Kamaldeep Singh, Chanpreet Singh and Ranjit Singh. They were known to Lovepreet and had suffocated him to death on March 8, as per preliminary investigations. They threw the body in some water channel near Harike."
The police attributed the murder to some old rivalry. The accused have been remanded in three-day police custody. Their interrogation is on.
The victim's mother, Rajwant Kaur, said that Lovepreet did not return home after March 3. However, he did talk to his family on the day of the murder.