It was a Holi that turned into a nightmare for residents of Saketri village, Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula, after a group of 10-12 men stormed into a house, dragged a 26-year-old out and murdered him in the street on Monday about 8pm.
The deceased Varinder Singh had no enmity with any of the accused. He happened to be with his cousin, Avtar Singh, who was the intended target of the mob.
Villagers and eyewitness claim that Manmeet Singh Waraich, son of councillor Kuljeet Waraich of ward number 8, in the Panchkula House, led the group that carried out the gruesome murder. Manmeet’s cousin Harmanpreet is also alleged to have been leading the mob.