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Posted at: Feb 13, 2018, 1:39 AM; last updated: Feb 13, 2018, 1:39 AM (IST)

Kin of murder victim protest, seek arrest of assailants

Kin of murder victim protest, seek arrest of assailants
Victim’s kin speak to mediapersons on Monday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 12

Family members of a local youth, Bikramjit Singh, today accused the city police of inaction. They held a protest at the Division B police station.

Bikramjit, a resident of Kot Atma Ram, had died after several persons of a family attacked him in December. He succumbed to his injuries at a hospital. The police have failed to arrest the culprits so far. An inquiry is being conducted by the ADCP.

Balbir Singh, grandfather of the youth, today said that a CCTV grab of the incident had gone viral wherein the accused were seen attacking the victim. “There is no doubt about the involvement of the accused but the police have assigned the inquiry to a higher official, an illogical move,” he said.

“When the police had the CCTV footage of the incident, there is no point of marking an inquiry. The accused should have been arrested. The police are acting in a biased manner under some influence,” he alleged.

Meanwhile, the police commissioner said the investigation was under progress.

Bikramjit was critically injured in a murderous attack on December 26 over an old enmity. He had succumbed to his injuries in January.

Initially, the police had registered a case under minor offences even as Bikramjit was in coma.

Sukhdev Singh, his two sons Simranjit Singh and Lakhbir Singh, his wife Paramjit Kaur and three unknown persons, all residents of New Kot Atma Ram on Sultanwind road, are among the accused. The police had later added charges of murder in the FIR.

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