A day after unidentified robbers killed a woman, two more incidents in two different localities — Verka and Mustafabad — have sent a shock wave across the city.
In the first incident, a person, identified as Ram Singh (25), a migrant, was found dead in the house he was living.
As per police, Ram Singh, who was working as a helper to the owner of the house, was killed brutally with sharp-edged weapons. There were several marks behind his neck and head, said police.
Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-1) Parampal Singh said, “People living on the same premises informed police after spotting the body. The entire crime scene was closely scanned and a dog squad was also put on the job to find clues.”
Later in the day, police commissioner Jatinder Aulakh, along with deputy commissioner of police Bikram Pal Singh Bhatty, visited the spot.
In the second incident, a 28-year-old labourer, Uma Shankar, a resident of Mustafabad, was found murdered, police claimed to have arrested three persons in this connection.
Divulging details, ADCP City (2) Ketan Patil said, “Soon after being informed, police started looking for clues and it was found that two men, identified as Kaalu and Lovepreet Libra, and a woman were involved in the crime. We have arrested them, while three more accused are still absconding.”
ADCP Patil said, “It has been learnt that the accused attacked Uma and his friend Malli on the directions of a woman. The woman had told the accused that she was being harassed by the victim and his friend. As soon as Uma and Malli went there, a clash broke out in which Uma was killed with a sharp-edged weapon, whereas Malli escaped with injuries.”
A case was registered and efforts were on to nab the accused, he added.
No headway in murder of elderly woman
The Amritsar police are yet to make any headway in the murder of the 65-year-old woman, a resident of Golden Avenue area, by unidentified miscreants, who fled with money.
Aulakh, who was on a leave, visited the victim’s house upon his return.