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35-year-old vegetable vendor stabbed to death in Ludhiana

The vendor was attacked by snatchers, say police

chandigarh Updated: May 20, 2020 18:38 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
The incident took place around 5.30am when the victim, Ramu, who was on his way to the vegetable market
The incident took place around 5.30am when the victim, Ramu, who was on his way to the vegetable market(Representative Image/HT )

A 35-year-old vegetable vendor was stabbed to death by unidentified snatchers in Chander Nagar on Wednesday morning.

The victim has been identified as Ramu, a native of Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh, who resided in a rented accommodation in New Tagore Nagar. He is survived by his wife and three children.

The incident took place around 5.30am when Ramu was on his way to the vegetable market. When he reached near Malhi Palace in Chander Nagar, unidentified persons reportedly stopped him and demanded cash. When Ramu resisted, they stabbed him with sharp-edged weapons and fled.

As per the police, Ramu died on the spot. A passersby noticed the body lying on the road and informed the police, following which the body was taken to the civil hospital for postmortem.

Sub-inspector Malkit Singh, Jagatpuri police post incharge said, “We are scanning the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the area to identify the assaulters. As of now, there is no clue about the accused but we know that they came on a scooter. The two-wheeler number is also not clear as of now.”

“The victim’s family said that he did not have any rivalry. He had left home early in the morning to buy vegetables from the market to further sell it door-to-door,” said the sub-inspector.

A case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against unidentified persons at Haibowal police station.

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