Three persons were arrested for murdering a 59-year-old man here, a day before the marriage of his daughter, police said Friday.
Dilip Langar was stabbed to death by Shamsher Lal alias Raaku (24), Ashish Saini alias Sethi (25) and Jodh Singh alias Gillu at K K Resorts in Udhaywala area of Jammu city on Wednesday night, they said.
We have arrested the three and a murder case has been slapped against them at Police Post Pounichak, a police officer said.
On the fateful night, Langar, a Kashmiri migrant living in Jammu’s Nagrota, had objected to the accused persons creating a ruckus in the parking lot of K K Resorts, where his relatives were staying for the marriage of his daughter, the police said.
In a fit of rage, the three stabbed him and fled the spot. Langar was taken to GMC hospital where doctors declared him dead, they said.
As soon as Pounichak police came to know about the murder, a police team reached the spot, shifted the body for postmortem.
Acting swiftly, police arrested one of the accused namely Jodh Singh (23) alias Gillu son of late Karan Singh, resident of Akalpur, in the night hours while two others namely Sethi (27) of Sarore and Raaku (26) of Raipur Seri were apprehended this evening from Tawian in Phallian Mandal area.
According to SP Rural, Dushyant Sharma, Sethi and Raaku are drug addicts and before stabbing Deep Langer, trio beat a waiter in the Bar and snatched Rs 6000 from him. He said all the accused have been arrested by well coordinated efforts of the police team led by Incharge, PP Pounichak, SI Sumit Magotra and SHO Domana, Rajeshwar Singh Slathia.
His body was kept in the hospital as his daughter’s marriage was solemnized Thursday evening at home, relatives said, adding that the cremation will take place Friday afternoon.
The relatives and friends of the deceased held a protest in the area blaming the resort management for running a bar within its premises and putting the safety of visitors in jeopardy.
Meanwhile, several Kashmiri Pandit organisations including All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference (ASKPC), Panun Kashmir, All India Kashmir Samaj and All Party Migrant Coordination Committee (APMCC) condemned the murder.