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Scrap dealer’s murder in Ludhiana: Kin of victim go on rampage

When the aide returned to dump the victim’s body outside his house, the latter’s family managed to nab him and handed him over to the police.

punjab Updated: Jul 27, 2017 23:32 IST
HT Correspondent
People from the community holding a protest and blocking the road at Basti Jodhewal in Ludhiana on Thursday.
People from the community holding a protest and blocking the road at Basti Jodhewal in Ludhiana on Thursday.(HT Photo)

In a gruesome incident, a scrap dealer was killed after a financer, his son and their aide allegedly poured boiling water on him and beat him up, as he failed to return the Rs 4,000 that he owed the financer, in Basti Jodhewal on Wednesday night.

When the aide returned to dump the victim’s body outside his house, the latter’s family managed to nab him and handed him over to the police.

As news of incident spread, kin of the victim, Mohammad Irshad, 35, went on a rampage on Wednesday night. The protesters, along with locals, laid the body at Basti Jodhewal Chowk demanding arrest of the accused.

The accused have been identified as Mohan Chand Sharma of Tibba Road, his son Inder Sharma and aide Kala Ram, who has been arrested.

In his complaint to the police, Tahir, nephew of the victim, said his maternal uncle had borrowed Rs 10,000 from Sharma, and had managed to return Rs 6,000 of the debt.

Stating that the financer would harass Irshad for the remaining money, Tahir told the police that three men turned up at his uncle’s house, abducted him in their car, before fleeing the scene. They drove him to an unidentified location, where they thrashed him and poured boiling water on him that led to his death.

The body had burns all over, besides other injury marks, he added.

As the protesters laid siege to Basti Jodhewal Chowk on Wednesday night, they allegedly vandalised a car, a three-wheeler and three motorcycles of commuters and pelted police personnel with stones. With five cops suffering injuries in the melee, police used mild force to disperse the protesters and restore the traffic.

Assistant commissioner of police (ACP, east) Pawanjit Chaudhary said the police had launched a manhunt for the arrest of the financer and his son. A case of murder has been registered.