Non-local labour killed in brawl by colleagues in Budgam, accused arrested: Police

Srinagar, Sep 18: A non local labour was killed during a brawl by his colleagues at Labartal village in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday evening.

A police official said that a non local labour identified as Maan Singh (35) a resident of Shahjahanpur of Uttar Pradesh was seriously injured on yesterday evening during a brawl with his colleagues at a brick kiln 71 B at Labartal of the district.

He said the injured labour was immediately shifted to SMHS hospital for treatment; however he succumbed to his injuries.

He further said an FIR number 297 of 2021 under section 302 of Indian Penal Code was registered at police station Budgam.

After the death of a colleague, both non-local labourers fled from the scene of crime and a massive manhunt was launched to trace them. Later both the accused in crime identified as Kali Karan and Room Ram, both residents of Uttar Pradesh were arrested by a police party from Budgam police station on Saturday morning, he confirmed to news agency Kashmir Dot Com.

The body has been shifted to district hospital Budgam for postmortem and further investigations into the matter is on, he added. kdc

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