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Worker hung upside down and thrashed to death in Punjab factory

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 6:10 IST

Video: Youtube/Sushil Kumar Sharma

A shocking video of a factory worker being thrashed barbarously has surfaced. According to media reports, Ram Singh, a migrant labourer, died after he was tied upside down and beaten up mercilessly in a factory in Punjab.

The 34-minute video also shows a man mocking Singh and hurling abuses at him in Punjabi while he is hung upside from a pulley and thrashed with an iron rod in the factory where he worked.

The surprising fact is that the incident was recorded on camera but no one attempted to rescue Singh.

Meanwhile, the main accused in the case has been identified as Jaspreet Singh.

According to the deceased's wife Raji, Singh worked an a foundry in Focal Point, Amritsar. She also mentioned that her husband was held responsible for a theft which happened in the factory some days back.

Raji said that some people came to their house in Khankot village in an car and forcibly took Singh away after which he was beaten in the factory and thrown on the road.

According to media reports, the SHO of Mohkampur police station Narinder Kaur said that they had booked a case under section 302, 365 and 34 IPC against Jaspreet Singh and two unidentified persons.

According to a Hindustan Times report, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP), City Harvinder Singh stated that the initial investigation has revealed that the accused hails from Nepal, but he had been working in Amritsar for the past 15 years.

He added that several raids are being conducted at different places to nab the accused.

First published: 17 October 2015, 6:26 IST