The National Commission for Scheduled Castes has taken a very serious view of the brutal torture and death of Ram Singh by his employers in a factory in the Focal Point area, four days back.
Ram Singh, who hailed from Nepal and had been residing in Amritsar since the last 16 years, was brutally tortured and hung upside down by his employers who accused him of theft. During the torture he died and his body was dumped on Mehta road by his employers, who had accused him of stealing money from the factory.
With the owners on the run and no arrests having made so far, the Commission vice-chairman Raj Kumar Verka summoned DCP Harpreet Singh and ADCP Harwinder Singh. The two police officers, while appearing before Verka here on Sunday, assured that the alleged culprits would be arrested very soon.
In his reaction to the crime, Verka said this ‘Taliban style’ torture was a very serious offence for which the strict possible punishment should be handed out to the alleged culprits. He said such inhuman acts had never been heard off in this city.
He appealed to the Supreme Court and the Punjab and Haryana high court to monitor the trial in this case after the alleged culprits were arrested.
During his interaction with the police officers, Verka noted that a political leader was making efforts to save the owners of the factory. He told the police officials to ignore all pressures as this crime was of a serious nature.
A video of the brutal manner in which the victim was tortured went viral on Saturday. The video shocked the residents of the city. The victim was hung upside down, with his hands and feet tied with a rope and was brutally beaten by the accused with rods and sticks. All his pleas were ignored by his tormentors.
The police had booked three persons, one of whom has been identified as Jaspreet Singh, a resident of New Focal Point and two other unidentified persons in this regard under sections 302 (Punishment for murder),365 (Kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) IPC in a case registered at A Division Police Station on the complaint of Raji, wife of the deceased and a resident of Khankot Sarpra village.