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Two murders in Chandigarh: Body found in Sector 17, vendor killed in fight

The deceased is identified as 40-year-old Sukhram.

punjab Updated: May 30, 2017 13:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
(HT Representative Image)

A rickshaw-puller was found killed with his throat slit, in a corridor in which he used to sleep, close to Bank Square in Sector 17 on Monday . Police suspect the victim, Sukh Ram (40), a native of Uttar Pradesh who had been working in Chandigarh for two decades, had an old enmity with someone. Efforts to trace his family are on, cops said.

His body was found by a sanitation worker, Pyare Lal, on duty near a State Bank of India, at 7am.

Cops found a diary and some other belongings of the victim. No sharp-edged weapon was found but only a wooden stick and his blood-stained clothes.

“We are scanning footage of the security camera of the bank,” said inspector Ranjit Singh, station house officer. Preliminary probe said loot was not a motive since his wallet was still there.

Even as police said Sukh Ram was murdered in the night, no one around heard anything. The spot where the body was found is a few metres away from an ATM that had a security guard.

Meanwhile, the same night an 85-year-old vegetable seller was killed following an argument with a watermelon seller in Manimajra. The victim was identified as Sukh Lal and accused as Vijay, 24. Sukh Lal and his brother Chattar Pal were drinking at the Manimajra mandi when they entered into an argument with Vijay, police said. The brothers then thrashed Vijay. When he was going to the police station to report the matter, another scuffle ensued in which Vijay pushed Sukh Lal, who suffered fatal injuries on his head after falling on the road. Vijay was arrested.

First Published: May 29, 2017 13:50 IST