A plumber’s body was found near Labor Chowk in Sector 44, Chandigarh. Three suspects have been arrested for the same murder.
According to the sources, they had an argument over Rs10 following which the suspects murdered him.
Meanwhile, one of the suspects was injured after he tried to escape after jumping from the first floor of the Sector 34 police station.
The victim, Jaspal (45), a resident of Jagatpura in Mohali, was found murdered on November 17. Daily wage earners had spotted the body smeared with blood in bushes. A blood-stained stone was found near the body.
During investigation, it was found that the victim had taken liquor with three people, who were later identified as Dinesh, a resident of Dhanas, Anil Kumar of Sector 52 and Parminder, who stay at Labor Chowk.
The police arrested all suspects yesterday and their questioning revealed that the victim and the suspects took liquor together after which he was attacked with stones, that lead to his death.
“After taking liquor, the victim asked the suspects to get a quarter and gave them Rs50. When the suspects returned, he asked for Rs10 balance. However, the suspects claimed that the quarter cost them Rs50. This led to an argument following which the victim was murdered,” a police official stated.
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“Dinesh tried to escape from the police custody and jumped from the first floor of the police station a few hours after his arrest. He was injured. He suffered a fracture on both legs,” he added.
Dinesh has been admitted to the PGI. Meanwhile, the two suspects were produced in the court today and sent to two-day police remand.