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Punjabi youth murdered in Greece

punjab Updated: Mar 25, 2012 15:50 IST

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A Punjabi youth is reported to have been murdered in Greece. Reports received here said one Punjabi Greece-based NRI youth Surjit Singh alias Rana(39) a resident of Cheema Kalan village in Phillaur sub division was reportedly abducted and later murdered by assailants in Kreeti town of Greece Saturday.

Harjinder Kaur wife of the deceased today told UNI at her-in-laws house that her husband was residing in Greece for the past nine years but about ten days back she received a phone call from her husband that he had been kidnapped by some accused who are demanding 20,000 euros to free him.

She said she too had received phone calls from the kidnappers some days before but before she could arrange something she received a phone call from granthi of a gurdwara of Kreeti town who told her that the body of her husband was found buried in a house in the town.

Kaur said the granthi had told her on phone that Greece police had exhumed the body and kept it in a mortuary of a hospital after post-mortem.

Police has also succeeded to arrest one of the accused. The body of the deceased will be brought to his native village soon for the cremation and all required formalities were being fulfilled in Kreeti with the help of gurdwara committee and other Punjabis residing there she said.