Sadak village observed a shutdown to protest against the 'murder' of Lovepreet Singh alias Lovely, 19, whose body was identified by the family on Wednesday evening just before his cremation by the police as 'unidentified'.
Nearly, all the shops in the village remained shut. The village is a small town on the crossroads of Ferozpore, Guruharsahai, Faridkot and Muktsar. The family of the deceased youth originally belonged to Sadak and was now living in Sanjay Nagar, Faridkot.
The post mortem of the youth's body was done again by a panel of three doctors in Guru Gobind Singh medical college, Faridkot.
The youth had allegedly gone missing on Tuesday evening after he left his home after he got a call. Later, his body was recovered by the police from a minor falling within the purview of Sadar police station, Abohar. The police had brought the body for post mortem on Tuesday.
It was only on Wednesday that the family of the youth got information about him minutes before the corpse was to be cremated by the police as unclaimed in Faridkot.
The police have booked four persons, Jaswant Singh alias Kulwant Singh, his wife Jaspreet Kaur, Jaswinder Singh and Shiv Shakti alias Raju, all residents of Sadak under section 302(murder) and 120 B of IPC(criminal conspiracy) at the city police station, Faridkot, on the complaint of Jagdeep Singh, father of the deceased youth.
"Lovepreet used to work in Vodaphone company and often go to Sadak area. He left his house after getting a call on Tuesday and did not come back," said his father in the police complaint.
Illicit relations allegedly might be the reason behind the murder as one of his arms and private organs were allegedly amputated. His body was cremated on Thursday.