Fazilka: The police have arrested a youth, named Vikram, who allegedly murdered a truck-trailer driver in Gujarat, drove to Fazilka with the trailer and tried to sell the same in the Jalalabad market. The police, however, got wind of his crime and arrested him in the market before he could make the sale. Police say that he committed the crime to fulfil his need for drugs and alcohol. Vikram, who comes from a village in Gurdaspur district is a truck driver by profession. Some days back he went to Gujarat with his truck and met another truck-trailer driver named Gandhi Ram. The two became friends. They consumed intoxicating tablets and alcohol in the evening after which they went to their respective trucks to sleep. Later Vikram went to Gandhi Ram’s truck where he strangulated the latter to death, police officials said.
He got hold of the trailer and drove it to Fazilka. Meanwhile, police got information about him from the intelligence network and arrested him as he was trying to sell the truck in Jalalabad market.