Amritsar: In Village Malakpur which is about 25 kilometers from Amritsar a six-year-old child was murdered just for allegedly scratching a tractor. The victim named Shubhpreet Singh was strangulated by the accused named Gurpreet Singh.

When the police launched the manhunt the body of the child was discovered from a room. The police also arrested the accused Gurpreet Singh, who had allegedly murdered the child.

The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Amritsar (rural) Parampal Singh, as per the source, said, "On Monday night, we received the information that the child named Shubhpreet had gone missing from the village. Sensing the urgency, police deployment was done in the village and during the search operation; the body of the child was recovered from the room made to stock straw."

In the preliminary questioning, accused told that he was irritated with the child, who regularly scratched his tractor. On Monday also the accused told that the child scratched his tractor and, therefore he strangulated him, SSP told.

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