Punjab: Sarpanch beaten to death in Hoshiarpur

As per police there was some dispute between the sarpanch and another man over plantation of some trees.

punjab Updated: Jun 12, 2018 19:02 IST
Press Trust of India, Hoshiarpur
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A 42-year-old sarpanch of Lambra village was allegedly beaten to death by a fellow resident following a dispute over plantation of trees, police said on Tuesday.

Davinder Singh was seriously wounded when Manmohan Singh, alias Mohni, of his village allegedly assaulted him with a wooden stick last night, they said.

Singh succumbed to his injuries at a local civil hospital , police said.

Station house officer of Bulhowal police station, Yadwinder Singh, said there was some dispute between Singh and Manmohan over plantation of some trees near the house of the latter.

A case under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code was registered in the Bulhowal police station in this connection and police is searching the accused.

First Published: Jun 12, 2018 18:57 IST