Ludhiana: A Dalit youth, who was allegedly stabbed to death on Thursday, sparking protests and arson, was on Friday cremated here, police said.
Shammi Kumar, 23, was stabbed to death in the Jawahar Nagar locality here yesterday and was cremated at the Model town cremation ground here, they said.
A large number of police personnel were deployed at the ground to meet any eventuality after the protestors went on a rampage yesterday, damaging several buses, cars, shops and two-wheelers.
The protestors, including women and children, gathered on Ludhiana-Ferozepur road at Bharat Nagar chowk with sticks and swords and blocked traffic, demanding immediate arrest of the accused killer, they said.
A case has been registered against the accused Arun Kumar, who is on the run, police said, adding that efforts are on to nab him.
The motive behind the killing is yet to be ascertained.
The post-mortem of the deceased was performed today by a team of doctors in the civil hospital, police said.