Kapurthala, Nov 27 (UNI) Police claim to have solved the mystery behind the ''blind murder'' of Rajesh Kumar of Jalandhar within twenty four hours, with the arrest of three persons.
Talking to media persons here today SSP Rakesh Aggarwal said Rajesh Kumar, whose body was found lying near a palace on Kalasingia-Sandhu Chattha road on Sunday, was killed over a money transaction.
Police traced the blind murder with the help of some documents lying near the body, he said.
The deceased, who was involved in money-lending, had given Rs 10,000 as a loan to accused Jagdeep Singh of Jalandhar about eight months ago.
When the deceased asked the accused to return the money, he conspired with his two friends to murder him and took the victim to a lonely place on Kalasingia road, the SSP said.
''They had liquor and later murdered Rajesh Kumar with the help of sharp-edged weapon. Police has recovered the weapon and arrested the accused after raiding their houses'' Mr Aggarwal said.
Police has registered a murder case against Jagdeep Singh, Raman and Ranjit Singh a minor.