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Missing student’s body found,locals protest inaction

The body of the student,who had gone missing on Friday,was recovered from a canal in Village Galot,sub-division Kot Isey Khan.

Written by Goyal Divya | Moga |
Updated: April 8, 2014 12:24:57 pm

The body of the student,who had gone missing on Friday,was recovered from a canal in Village Galot,sub-division Kot Isey Khan. The residents of Moga,enraged at alleged police inaction in the case,protested with the body in the middle of the Main Chowk.

Due to the protest,markets in the area remained closed today. Initially,the protesters did not allow the police to take the body for postmortem. It was only after Moga SSP Kanwaljit Dhillon reached the spot that the body could be taken for postmortem. Dhillon assured the protesters of the suspension of SHO Rachhpal Singh.

Three days ago,Sukhjinder Singh (18),a student of Guru Nanak College,went missing under mysterious circumstances and despite repeated pleas of parents,no action was taken.

Sukhjinder’s father Gurmeet Singh had also told the Kot Isey Khan police that “he suspects role of their tenant Urmila Rani in the abduction”. “We told the police about our suspicion as she had threatened to abduct our son few days ago after a petty dispute. The police,however,released her after interrogation,” said Singh.

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The angry residents had also blocked traffic on Saturday in the Main Chowk. At that time the SSP had assured them of finding Sukhjinder very soon. Later,the police lodged a case against women and some unidentified accused,but failed to find the student.

On Monday morning,a dead body was found in the canal,which was later identified as that of Sukhjinder. The mob then placed the body in the chowk and started shouting slogans against the police.

“We will suspend the SHO for delay in action and not locating the student. The accused will also be arrested soon,” Dhillon said.

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