Father, cousin booked for killing Moga woman

Kulwinder Sandhu

Tribune News Service

Moga, July 2

A 26-year old married woman was allegedly murdered by her father and cousin at Mallke village in Baghapurana of this district over illicit relations, police said here on Friday.

Manjot Kaur’s husband Lakhvir Singh told the police that he worked at a brick kiln at Panjgrain Khurd village. “My father-in-law Satnam Singh and wife’s cousin Gurpreet Singh, residents of Bishnandi village in Faridkot, came to visit us recently. I went to work leaving them at home,” he told the police.

“When I came back home, I found my wife lying dead on a bed. I called the police. The cops sent the body for post-mortem, in which it was found that she was strangled to death,” he told The Tribune.

Lakhvir alleged that his father-n-law suspected that his daughter was having illicit relations with someone. “My father-in-law had repeatedly talked about the issue with us, but we had clarified that we were happy and had no problems,” he said.

Samalsar police station SHO Komalpreet Singh told the media that the police had registered a case of murder under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC against Satnam and Gurpreet. Lakhvir told the police that his father-in-law and brother-in-law had killed his wife by strangling her to death, after which the case was registered against them.

The SHO said the police arrested Satnam while Gurpreet is at large.

Father, cousin booked for killing Moga woman