A 40-year-old Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death for gatecrashing a marriage party in Gaga village of Sangrur. The deceased, Jarnail Singh, worked as a daily-wager.
The incident happened on Thursday. Two persons, Pargat Singh and Gurtej Singh, both residents of Gaga, have been booked on charges of murder.
Victim’s son Gurdeep Singh complained to police that a group of people at the marriage party brutally thrashed his father. Gurdeep said when he tried to pacify the attackers, they thrashed him too. He said his father succumbed to his injuries after reaching home.
Gurdeep said both accused, who were known to his father, thrashed him, for entering the wedding party venue without invitation.
Sangrur senior superintendent of police Pritpal Singh Thind said a case has been registered against the two persons under Sections 302 (murder) and 34 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. He added that during preliminary investigation it has been learnt that the victim was drunk.
The SSP, however, said the preliminary autopsy report did not specify any visible injury marks on the body. A thorough investigation was on, he added.