UK hotelier Ranjit Power was murdered, body yet to be recovered: Police
13 days after groping in the dark, commissionerate police have claimed that UK-based NRI hotelier Ranjit Singh Power was murdered and his body was thrown into the Bhakhra Canal at Anandpur Sahib of Ropar district.
The police have arrested Sukhdev Singh, the driver who was nephew, of kidnapping accused Baldev Singh Deol who fled away country seven days after committing the crime.
The police said that we have yet to find out the exact reason behind murdering the hotelier but it cleared that both accused Deol, another UK based citizen and hotelier were in running property business in Jalandhar and UK.
DCP Rajinder Singh said that they took hotelier from Amritsar to Goindwal Sahib and Shahkot to Jagraon and then finally reached at Anandpur Sahib via Phagwara and Nawanshahr on May 8.
He said that at first, they put polythene on Power’s face and stabbed him and threw his naked body in Bhakhra canal on the same night.
DCP added that we have yet to recover the dead body and a team is already engaged there to trace body.
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