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Amritsar: Six year old strangulated for scratching tractor, accused arrested

ANI  |  Amritsar (Punjab) [India] 

In a shocking incident six year old child was murdered just for allegedly scratching a tractor in village Malakpur, about 25 kilometres from Amritsar.

The child, Shubhpreet Singh, was strangulated by the accused named Gurpreet Singh.

The body of the child was recovered from a room after the police launched a massive manhunt. The manhunt by the police resulted in arrest of accused Gurpreet Singh, who had allegedly murdered the child.

Detailing about the incident, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Amritsar (rural) Parampal Singh, who had also visited the crime scene, said, "On Monday night, we received the information that the child named Shubhpreet had gone missing from the village. Sensing the urgency, police deployment was done in the village and during the search operation; body of the child was recovered from the room made to stock straw."

In the preliminary questioning, accused told that he was irritated with the child, who regularly scratched his tractor. On Monday also the accused told that the child scratched his tractor and, therefore he strangulated him, SSP told.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 01:28 IST