HPCC gen secy un­der lens in mur­der case

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PANCHKULA: Hi­machal Pradesh Congress Com­mit­tee (HPCC) gen­eral sec­re­tary Ram Ku­mar, his nephew Gurmeet, who is a builder, and as­so­ciate Puppy, who is a liquor con­trac­tor, is un­der scan­ner in con­nec­tion with the mur­der of Hoshiarpur girl Jy­oti (25).

How­ever, DCP, Panchkula, Parul Jain main­tained that the in­ves­ti­ga­tion was in progress and cul­prits would be ar­rested soon.

Jy­oti, a na­tive of Bhunga vil­lage of Hoshiarpur, was found dead on a road in Sec­tor 21 here on Novem­ber 22. As per post­mortem report, she died of head in­jury and had un­der­went an abor­tion re­cently. The po­lice here had even called vic­tim’s fa­ther to Sec­tor 5 po­lice sta­tion on Wed­nes­day.

Sources said the vic­tim had come in touch with Ram Ku­mar through Gurmeet and Puppy. As per the call de­tails of the vic­tim, she had talked to them many times. The girl had re­port­edly vis­ited Baddi dur­ing the HP elec­tions.

Sources said Jy­oti had aborted her preg­nancy and there was strong pos­si­bil­ity that she was black­mail­ing a few per­sons, which led to her mur­der. Jy­oti was pur­su­ing BEd course.

Mean­while, the po­lice are ques­tion­ing Ram Ku­mar, his nephew and as­so­ciate in the case.

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