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Posted at: Nov 9, 2018, 12:06 AM; last updated: Nov 9, 2018, 12:06 AM (IST)

On eve of daughter’s wedding, man stabbed to death at resort

Three persons held; victim had objected to their abusive language

Tribune News Service

Jammu, November 8

Celebrations turned into gloom on Diwali night after a man was murdered a day before the marriage of his daughter at KK Resorts in the Udehywala area of Jammu city.

The deceased was identified as Dilip Langar, who was a manager at the Food Corporation of India. Three persons, who allegedly stabbed Langar, have been arrested.

According to the police, Dalip Langar, along with his family and relatives, was staying at the resort where arrangements for the marriage were being made. The family and relatives had gathered to celebrate the traditional ‘mehndi raat’ before the wedding. There was a bar on the premises of resort where the trouble began.

“Around 10 pm, three men, who were in an inebriated condition, came out of the bar after having an altercation with the staff. They had refused to pay the bill of their drinks. After creating a ruckus inside the bar, they came out and hurled abuses at the staff to which Langar objected, who was in the lawn of the resort,” police sources said.

The family members and relatives were staying in the rooms adjoining the bar. Langar also objected to the entry of the drunken men into the banquet hall.

“They started abusing Langar and one of the men stabbed him with a sharp weapon. After hearing the noise, the family and relatives came out of the hall only to find Langar lying in a pool of blood. Langar was taken to a hospital where he was declared brought dead,” the police said.

The crowd managed to nab one the miscreants, while two others managed to flee. The main accused was identified as Billo Manhas, 35, a resident of Akalpur in Jammu.

“It was a tragic incident as celebrations of the marriage turned into mourning. We have arrested all three accused and further investigation is underway,” a senior police officer said.

The wedding took place on Thursday amid mourningat the girl’s native home in Nagrota.

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