Man murdered over Rs 8,700 in Ludhiana village
A poultry farm worker was murdered in Khera village, after he demanded return of Rs 8,700 he had given to an acquaintance to be sent to his family in Bihar, on Friday.punjab Updated: Sep 25, 2016 21:49 IST
A poultry farm worker was murdered in Khera village, after he demanded return of Rs 8,700 he had given to an acquaintance to be sent to his family in Bihar, on Friday.
The victim identified as Ramesh Paswan, a resident of Champaran in Bihar, was presently living at Dehlon village. The accused identified as Upkar Singh also belongs to Champaran.
Bhupinder Singh, owner of the poultry farm, told police that Ramesh used to work at his farm and a few days ago, he lent Rs 8,700 to Upkar Singh to send the money to his family at his native village. However, Upkar didn’t send the money.
On Friday, residents of the village found a body in fields after which, they informed the police. After visiting the site, police made announcements in nearby areas to ascertain the identity of the deceased. The police came to know that the deceased was Ramesh and worked at a poultry farm.
On questioning, Bhupinder said, “On Thursday, Ramesh demanded his money back from Upkar Singh but to no avail. On Friday, Upkar called Ramesh in the fields where an accomplice was present. The heated argument took place and Upkar with the help of his accomplice murdered Ramesh and dumped the body in fields.
Dehlon police initiated an investigation and found that Ramesh was murdered with a sharp-edged weapon.
The body was sent for postmortem and handed over to the family.
Following the information, additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP) Rattan Singh Brar along with police team reached the spot and initiated investigation in the case on Friday. Investigating officer at Dehlon police station, Jaspal Singh said that accused was on a run since Thursday.
“A case under the Section 302 (murder) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused and an unidentified person and manhunt has been launched,” added Jaspal.