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Pathankot: Key accused in double murder case identified
Dispute over monthly pay led to horrific double murder
Pathankot, June 10, 2023: In a breakthrough, Pathankot Police successfully traced the double murder case that shocked the city on Friday.
The swift action of the investigating team led to the identification of the perpetrator, domestic help Balwinder Singh @ Kalu (30 yrs), who is now on the run.
The motive behind this heinous crime is a dispute between Balwinder Singh and the owner of the house regarding his monthly pay. Fueled by resentment, Balwinder Singh carried out the gruesome act, leaving the community in shock and grief.
Evidence recovered by the Pathankot Police played a pivotal role in piecing together the sequence of events. The Activa scooty, which the accused had taken from the owner's house, has been found and is currently undergoing forensic examination.
Additionally, blood-stained clothes have been recovered, further strengthening the case against Balwinder Singh. The CCTV trail has provided valuable evidence, aiding the investigation and helping authorities establish the chain of events leading up to the crime.
To ensure the swift arrest of the accused, the Pathankot Police has taken extensive measures. A poster of the accused has been circulated throughout nearby states and districts, urging the public to come forward with any information that might lead to his arrest.
A generous cash reward has been proclaimed for anyone who can furnish reliable intelligence regarding his precise location, thereby facilitating his apprehension.
Furthermore, five to six dedicated teams have been deployed to conduct raids on all possible hideouts where the suspect may be attempting to evade the law.
In a bid to thwart any potential assistance, all family members of the accused have already been rounded up for questioning.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Harkamal Preet Singh Khakh, while addressing the media, expressed his confidence in the ongoing investigation.
"We are committed to ensuring the safety and security of our community," he stated and said that our teams are working tirelessly to apprehend the accused, and we urge the public to remain vigilant and cooperate with law enforcement authorities."
SSP Khakh implores the general populace to provide information pertaining to their domestic assistants and unfamiliar individuals, ensuring that such details can be verified with their respective places of origin. This proactive measure aims to safeguard households from any potential infiltration by criminals.