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Body found four days after she was pushed into canal

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Patiala, August 31, 2014
First Published: 20:27 IST(31/8/2014) | Last Updated: 12:48 IST(1/9/2014)

Four days after an 18-year-old girl was pushed into the Bhakhra main line canal by her boyfriend, her body was recovered from Jhanir head in Mansa on Sunday.

The police confirmed the recovery of the body which was later handed over to her family after a post-mortem.

However, the police are yet to make arrests in the case in which two youths, identified as Gurvinder Sharma of Ghaleri village and Sukhmani alias Noni of Tapa Mandi of Bathinda district, were booked under sections of murder and destruction of evidence under the Indian Penal Code.

Station house officer Passiana police station Dharamdev Singh said a complaint by the girl's father against the two youths was filed on Wednesday.

"We have formed a team to nab the accused who are both absconding. Moreover, we are conducting raids at various locations to arrest them at the earliest," said the SHO.

The matter came to light after the victim's friend managed to flee the scene and reported the incident to the police. According to the police, the accused Gurvinder along with his friend Sukhmani picked the victim up from outside her college and her friend from her paying-guest accommodation in Patiala.

The victim was from Tapa town in Barnala district. Her father, a Markfed employee, had moved the family to Zirakpur for the sake of a better education for her.

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