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Samadh caretaker murdered by thieves in Tarn Taran

A 70-year-old caretaker of a ‘samadh’ (tomb) was murdered by unidentified thieves with sharp-edged weapons at Khara village in Tarn Taran district in the wee hours of Saturday.
Mangal Singh had been taking care of the religious place named as ‘Shaheedan di samadh’ (tomb of the martyrs) for many years. He was sleeping alone on the premises of ‘mazaar’ when the thieves barged into it. He might have restrained them from the theft. To make their way easy, the thieves eliminated him and fled with some costly electronic equipments, said police sources.
Station house officer (SHO) of Sarhali police station Gurwinder Singh said the incident took place between 2.00 am to 3.00 am and the villagers found Mangal Singh murdered at around 6.30 am. He said his dead body was in blood as he was assaulted brutally with sharp-edged weapons.
An air conditioner, an inverter and some other things have been stolen by the killers, he said, adding, “We have started investigation in the matter and registering a case against unidentified persons under section 302 (murder) of IPC and other relevant sections”.
The police took the body under custody for postmortem.
Panic gripped the whole area after the incident.
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