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Labourer killed by dera workers in Punjab

Last Updated: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 21:39

Kapurthala: A migrant labourer was
beaten to death allegedly by three workers of a dera here for
passing through the pious area in an "inebriated" state,
police said today.

Hari Ram (20), hailing from Sant Kabir Nagar district of
Uttar Pradesh, took a shorter route to his room on Saturday
through the dera at village Kot Krar Khan.

As he was passing through the dera, its workers stopped
him alleging that he was in an inebriated state and could not
pass through the pious place. An argument ensued after which
the workers allegedly beat Hari Ram to death, police said.

Hari Ram was working in a poultry farm.

A murder case has been registered against three
`sevadars` of the dera, police said.

When contacted, a dera leader denied any comment saying
police were investigating the matter.


First Published: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 21:39

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