Mon, Oct 24, 2016 | updated 05:48 PM IST

Dalit youth hacked to death for exposing illegal sale of liquor in Punjab

Updated: Oct 12, 2016 12:21 IST

Mansa (Punjab) [India], Oct. 11 (ANI): A Dalit youth in Punjab's Mansa district has been hacked to death on the suspicion that he was acting as an informer for liquor contractors and the police and helping in exposing illegal sale of liquor in his area.

Sukhchain Singh, 20, a resident of Gharangna village, was allegedly beaten to death by seven people on Monday night. The mutilated body of Sukhchain was spotted near his home later.

As per the police, Sukhchain's killers chopped his left leg and might have taken it along.

Resham Singh (47), father of the deceased youth, in his complaint alleged that Sukhchain was brutally beaten up by sticks by seven people namely Kuljeet Singh, Balveer Singh, Hardeep Singh, Amandeep, Sadhu Singh, Sita Singh and Babreek Singh

Resham Singh, a labourer by profession, is a Mazbhi Sikh (Schedule caste).

The autopsy could not be conducted as the family said that they would not allow the examination till the lost limb was recovered.

A case has been registered under Sections 302, 148 and 149 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Kot Dhamu Police Station.

As per the local residents, Sukhchain also used to sell liquor illegally. (ANI)