`Thieving‘ migrant labourer beaten to death in Amritsar

A shocking video of a migrant laborer being mercilessly thrashed, even as some people smile at him and hurl abuses in Punjabi, has surfaced. The man identified as Ram Singh apparently died later of injuries caused by the beating.The 34-minute video of Ram Singh being given a thrashing with iron pipes shows him hanging from a pulley, apparently in the same factory where he worked. The incident was openly recorded by someone present at the spot and later parts of it were leaked. The main accused in the case has been identified as Jaspreet Singh.

The wife of the deceased, Raji, said her husband Ram worked in a foundry at Focal Point. She said that a few days ago there was a theft in the factory for which her husband was being blamed. “Some people even came to our house and threatened my husband,“ she said. “On Thursday , a few people came to our house in Khankot village in a car and forcibly took away my husband. They beat him mercilessly and threw him on the road. Later his body was recovered from T Point at Mehta Road,“ she added.

A resident of Khankot, Navpreet Singh said they saw some men coming into the village and forcibly bundling Ram Singh into the car. Later they received information that his body was recovered.“We are horrified by the incident and want strict action against those responsible for his death,“ said Singh. Mohkampura SHO Narinder Kaur said they had booked a case under section 302, 365 and 34 IPC against Jaspreet Singh and two unidentified persons.She said all the accused were now absconding.