Tarn Taran (Amritsar): In a case of
suspected honour killing, a newly-wed bride and her
mother-in-law were killed and the groom seriously injured by
the relatives of the girl in Punjab`s Tarn Taran district.
Angry over the marriage of the girl Gurleen Kaur (19)
and the boy Amarpreet Singh (25) against their wishes,
relatives of the girl attacked the couple`s house in village
Brahmiwal in Tarn Taran district, nearly 65 kilometers from
here, late last night, police said today.
In a fit of rage, they opened fire killing the girl
and her mother-in-law and seriously injuring the boy.
While, the girl and mother-in-law Kuljit Kaur (50)
died on the spot the groom, who fought the attackers ran away
with serious gunshot injuries, the police said.
He is still struggling for life in a private hospital
in Amritsar, they added.
At the time of attack grandparents of the boy were
also at home but attackers spared them and went out.
The father of the boy escaped luckily, since at the
time of attack he was not at home, performing duty at
Ferozepur district in Railway Police.
The attackers included father, brothers and uncles of
the girl, the police said adding they were hostile to the
When the police visited the scene they found the body
of the bride lying naked with deep cuts in her neck.
Even her shoulder and fingers were chopped off and
body of her mother-in-law was found in a pool of blood with
sharp and deep wounds on her eyes as attempt was made to
extract her eyes.
According to the police, couple before marriage had an
affair for the last three years and things came to light when
the girl eloped with the boy last year.
However, girl came back to her parental home when her
father agreed to marry her with Amarpreet and marriage was
solemnized two months ago.
But, meanwhile parents of the girl were nourishing
grudge and last night they took revenge when they killed the
girl and her mother-in-law but the boy escaped.
Police said that so far none of the accused was