Dishonour killing: Parents electrocute daughter

Last Updated: Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 00:16

Kapurthala/Hoshiarpur: Parents electrocuted
their daughter and a brother strangulated his teenaged sister
in separate incidents of suspected honour killing in Punjab`s
Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur districts.

Enraged over their 25-year-old daughter`s relationship
with Gagandeep Singh, her parents allegedly electrocuted
Gurjit Kaur and set afire her lover who is battling for life
in a Jalandhar hospital.
After killing Gurjit at their house in village Kainth
near Dasuya, the parents set ablaze the car of her daughter`s
lover near village Kamalpur on Begowal?Nadala road, DSP
Inderjit Verma said.

He said the youth told the police that Gurjit`s parents
mercilessly beat him up, locked him in his car, poured petrol
on the vehicle and set it on fire.

Gagandeep, however, managed to come out of the burning
car and was attacked again with sharp-edged weapons, the DSP
said.

The boy told the police that the girl whom he was in
love and wanted to marry invited him to her house saying her
parents had gone out of the village.

They, however, returned home and thrashed Gagandeep, a
resident of village Mari Samra near Bhikwind in Amritsar
district, the DSP said.

They forcibly took him to Kamalpur village and tried to
burn him alive, the police officer said.

The police later raided the house of the girl and found
her dead.
She was allegedly electrocuted by her father Sher Singh,
a farmer, and her mother, the DSP said adding both had been
arrested.

A case of attempt to murder would also be registered
against them for tyring to kill Gagandeep.

In another incident, a 2O-year-old youth allegedly
strangulated her 16-year-old sister and dumped her body in a
canal in Hoshiarpur district.

During sustained interrogation, Mani Pratap Kaushal
confessed to having killed his sister Kanchan with an electric
wire, SSP Rakesh Aggarwal told mediapersons in Hoshiarpur.

Earlier, Surinder Singh, the father of the girl, had
filed a report with Mahilpur Police Station that his daughter
was missing since June 29.

After serving dinner to the family, she had left the
house without informing anyone, the father said in the
complaint, according to the SSP.

A few days later, a body was fished out from a canal in
Kapurthala district and police called Surinder Singh`s family
to identify it.

Mani went to the Rawalpindi Police Station but failed
to identify the body.

However, during investigations Mani emerged as the main
suspect and was arrested, the SSP said.

Police registered a case under various sections of the
IPC including 302 (murder) against Mani, the police officer
said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 00:16

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