A 26-year-old youth was brutally murdered on Wednesday night at Sanaur near Patiala. The deceased has been identified as Rajinder Singh.
The murder came to light when a passerby informed about the body lying in a pool of blood on the roadside around 6am on Thursday.
Police officials reached the spot to investigate the matter. Deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Jagjit Singh said according to deceased elder brother, Lakhwinder Singh, he had last talked to him over the phone around 8pm on Wednesday and informed him that he would come back in few minutes but his phone was found switched off.
The police also seized an axe used in the crime near Rajinder's body. The police have registered a case against some unidentified persons under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.