The Pakistan police have reportedly resolved the murder case of a Sikh youth in Peshawar. The Indian Government had lambasted Pakistan over persecution of religious minorities, over the murder of the Sikh youth and mob attack on Nankana Sahib.
25-year-old Ravinder Singh was found dead in Peshawar on Sunday who was wrongly identified by the media as Parvender. The deceased – Ravinder Singh, said to be the brother of a Sikh journalist Harmeet Singh, lived in Malaysia and had returned home for his wedding.
According to The Express Tribune, the police have solved the case of “contract killing” which was planned by Ravinder’s fiancé, Prem Kumari, who didn’t want to marry him.
“Kumari promised the hitmen Rs. 700,000 for Ravinder’s murder,” “Part of the money was paid in advance, while the rest had to be paid after the murder.”
According to the investigation team, Ravinder was murdered in Mardan and later his body was shifted to Peshawar by the hitmen. Prem Kumari has been taken into custody at Mardan, according to reports.
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“In Peshawar, the hitmen dumped the body at a deserted place and called the family from Ravinder’s phone to demand ransom or else they would kill him,” he added. “All this was done to divert any investigations into the murder.”
Ravinder’s body was found dumped at a deserted place in the precincts of Chamkani police station on Sunday – a day after he was murdered.