Man murdered for Rs 120, police arrest 3 accused

He used to drive an auto rickshaw to make his ends meet.

Ludhiana | Published: March 11, 2014 12:20:05 am
police-medium ADCP Amrik Singh at a press conference in Ludhiana on Monday.( Gurmeet Singh)

In A shocking incident, three persons murdered one of their friends for just Rs 120 on Sunday night. The incident happened at Khazur chowk of Salem Tabri area.

However, the police solved the case within hours of the incident and arrested all of them. The accused have been identified as Sonu, Shakti and Lovely, all residents of Karnal in Haryana. The victim has been identified as Harvinder Singh alais Ghatti of New Janakpuri  area. He used to drive an auto rickshaw to make his ends meet.

ADCP Amrik Singh said the victim had gone to buy milk from a nearby shop on Sunday evening. As he reached Khazur chowk, three accused stopped him and stabbed him. The victim’s family reached the spot and rushed him to hospital, where he succumbed to injuries. ADCP Singh said that all were friends and used to take drugs together.

“The accused told the police that they had given Rs 120 to Harvinder Singh to bring drugs for them. After pocketing the cash, Harvinder had started making excuses. On this, the trio attacked him which resulted in his death,” the ADCP said.

Earlier, they had met him at a dhabha where the dhabha owner had intervened. However, after two hours, Harvinder was attacked again.

The ADCP said the police arrested the accused following a tip-off immediately after the incident.

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