‘Personal enmity, family feuds behind majority of murders’

The graph of murder cases being reported in the city is on the rise this year as compared to 2009.

According to the latest data, 52 murder cases have been reported till August 10 while only 68 murder cases were reported in 2009.

Ludhiana Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh, however, said there was no rise in the actual crime rate in the city. "Most of the murder cases reported this year are related to family feuds and personal enmity. Money and property are the major reasons. There are very few cases, which took place due to professional reasons," he said.

He said one of the reasons for registration of more cases was the expansion of the jurisdiction of the Ludhiana police. Recently, Dehlon and Hambran Chowki came under the investigation area of Ludhiana police. These two areas were earlier part of Jagraon.

The latest data reveals another fact — the number of murder cases solved in 2010 was quite higher than the last two years. While only three murder cases remain unsolved in 2010, this number was as high as 18 in 2009 and 12 in 2008.

"We have been able to crack most of the cases this year. The execution of the entire process has been much better and fruitful with more than 90 per cent of the murder mysteries solved," said the commissioner.

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