6-year old boy found strangled to death in Amritsar village

The boy's parents started searching for their son after he did not return on Monday and made public announcement in the Gurudwara speaker.

By: Express News Service | Amritsar | Updated: September 12, 2017 1:54 pm

A 6-year old boy was found strangled to death in a room which was used to store fodder in Malikpur village on Monday late night. The victim, identified as Shubpreet, was a student of class I in the government school in the village. Speaking to police, Shubhpreet’s father, Gurmeet Singh, who worked as a daily labourer, said he and his wife used to go for work everyday and would come back in evening. He further added that Shubpreet, who would go to play with friends and would usually return by evening before their arrival, did not come home on Monday.

The boy’s parents started searching for their son, and made public announcement in the Gurudwara speaker. Later, Shubhpreet’s body was was found in a room owned by a neighbour Gurmail Singh to store the fodder. The room, which was not a part of Gurmail’s residence, had no boundary walls or door.

The victim was found strangled to death with a cloth, hidden under the fodder. So far, no arrests have been made in the case. Police has taken the body for postmortem and has booked unidentified persons for murder.

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  1. V
    Sep 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm
    Poor Shubpreet, poor son of a poor laborer in rural Punjab. A big hue and cry, for a child murdered in Ryan International - more because Ryan presents a visible target, and it is easy for lazy reporters in Delhi to go to Gurgaon. Why don't we see the same headlines, Chief Ministers and others running to condemn the killing of Shubpreet? Is it that our media is elitist? We saw a hue and cry for Nirbhaya which has never before, or after, occurred for other, equally if not more, heinous crimes.