Three arrested for killing man in Nawanshahr
They had taken him to a secluded place, got him inebriated and then strangulated him with a plastic rope.Updated: Feb 02, 2018 19:15 IST
Three people, all migratory labourers residing in Phagwara, were arrested on Friday for strangulating a 45-year-old man to death near Nawanshahr, police said.
On January 31, the body of Ram Sunder, a resident of Bihar’s Aara district, was found in a field by the Phagwara- Mukandpur road, they said.
Sundar used to work at a factory in Phagwara and lent money on interest to migratory labourers, they said.
He was last seen leaving home to meet Lakshman Sharma, a resident of Bihar currently living in Phagwara, on January 29, police said.Based on this information, police nabbed Raj Kumar, Lakshman Sharma and Bablu Gupta in connection with the killing.
Upon preliminary investigation, it came to light that while Kumar, a cousin of the deceased, suspected Sunder of harbouring bad intentions towards his wife, Sharma was threatened by him of legal action since he owed him money, officials said.
The accused asked Sunder to come to Lakshman’s residence on the pretext of returning him his money, police said.
They later took him to a secluded place, got him inebriated and then strangulated him with a plastic rope. The accused disposed of the body, and kept his purse and mobile phone so as to conceal his identity.
The plastic rope used in the crime, a bicycle and a mobile phone belonging to the deceased was recovered from the accused, officials said.