Drug peddler Linching case: Main accused Amrinder Singh Raju surrenders before police

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Bathinda: Amrinder Singh Raju, the main accused  of lynching Vinod Kumar alias Monu Arora, a suspected drug peddler, at Bhagi Vander village, surrendered before the police with huge supporters  today.

Amrinder Raju (hand raised) and his supporters on the way to the DSP’s office in Talwandi Sabo

As Per reports accompanied by his supporters, Raju reached the Talwandi Sabo DSP’s office in an open jeep. Monu, whose limbs were chopped off by assailants, had died at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot, on June 8. Sarpanch Charanjeet Kaur and other villagers had alleged that he was a drug peddler.

After a protest by Monu’s kin, the police had booked 13 persons, including Charanjeet Kaur and her sons Amrinder Singh Raja and Binder Singh, under Sections 302, 364, 341, 186, 120-B, 148 and 149 of the IPC.

Addressing mediapersons, Raju said, “Monu was a drug peddler who misbehaved with village girls. We approached the police many times, but to no avail. The whole village is responsible for his murder.”

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