A video of the brutal murder of a Nepalese migrant, who was hung upside down and attacked with iron rods, has gone viral, sending shockwaves among city residents.
Ram Singh, a cleaner at a factory in the Focal Point area, was found murdered on Friday. The police are yet to make any arrest in the case.
The video shows Ram Singh being brutally thrashed with iron rods by his assailants as he pleads them to let him go. Sources said the accused, who are believed to be the owners of the factory where Ram Singh worked, suspected his involvement in a theft case ago and wanted him to confess to it.
Police have booked three persons under Indian Penal Code sections 302 (murder),365 (kidnapping) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) on a complaint filed by Ram Singh’s wife Raji.
One of the accused has been identified as Jaspreet Singh, a resident of New Focal Point.
Raji has alleged that the accused had come to her house on Thursday and threatened her husband with dire consequences.
She said the accused then forcibly took away Ram Singh with them.
She said her husband’s body was found dumped at T-point Mehta Road.
ADCP City Harvinder Singh said the probe has revealed that the accused belonged to Nepal. But he had been working in Amritsar for the past 15 years. He said raids were being conducted at different places to arrest the accused.