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Electrocution of two youths: 20 booked on charge of murder

A day after two youths were electrocuted in Choudhary Colony in Gobindgarh, the Focal Point police have registered a case of murder against 20 persons, including 15 unidentified accused.

punjab Updated: Nov 05, 2013 18:29 IST
HT Correspondent

A day after two youths were electrocuted in Choudhary Colony in Gobindgarh, the Focal Point police have registered a case of murder against 20 persons, including 15 unidentified accused.


The police have also rounded up two persons for questioning.

Those identified among the 20 accused are Guddu, Aashish, Jai Chand, his father Vinod Kumar and Ravi Sharma.

The case has been registered following the statement of Shatrughan of HD Colony of Jamalpur. Shatrughan is owner of labour quarters at Chaudhary Colony.

Shatrughan told the police that on Diwali night, the accused appeared there in different vehicles and opened attack on residents of Chaudhary Colony.

He alleged that he tried to intervene, but the accused did not pay heed to his pleas. To avoid being attacked, Sarwan Yadav (24) and Manoj (25) climbed up to the roof. However, the accused chased and pushed them, following which they came in contact with high-tension wires crossing over the roof and were electrocuted. Soon after, the accused fled the scene.

Inspector Gurtej Singh, station house officer (SHO), Focal Point police station, said the accused had opened attack over an old enmity.

The SHO said a case under section 302 (murder), 452 (house trespass alter preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) had been registered against the accused.

Efforts were on to arrest the accused, he added.