Suspected dishonour killing reported from Punjab

Last Updated: Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 22:13

Hoshiarpur: Police on Saturday said the suspected murder of a 25-year-old woman was a case of dishonour killing with her parents, fiercely opposed to her affair with a dalit boy, allegedly getting her eliminated.

The body of Manpreet Kaur was found lying near Bhagora on Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road close to Mahilpur crossing on December 6.

Police had registered a case of murder after it found injury marks.

"A father and a mother had got their daughter killed. It was a case of honour killing," Hoshiarpur SSP Sukhchain Singh Gill told reporters here today.

Manpreet`s father Kapur Singh, mother Balwinder and two others -- Satnam and Jaswinderpal -- had been arrested and Rs 1.50 lakh, a sharp-edged weapon and a car used in the crime seized, he said.

"The girl`s mobile phone and her burnt clothes were also seized from the arrested persons," Gill said.

The SSP said investigations revealed Manpreet was in love with Sandeep Kumar, a dalit, and wanted to marry him in spite of fierce opposition from her parents.

On December 5, Manpreet and her parents had a verbal duel in the presence of Kapur`s close friend Satnam and his driver Gurinder Singh, another accused, who was on the run, he said.

During heated arguments, Satnam allegedly hit her with a wedge and she died instantly, the SSP said.

Later, her parents called Jaswinderpal, a resident of Meetpurm, to dispose of Manpreet`s body for which he took Rs 1.50 lakh, the SSP said.

All the accused had confessed their involvement in the crime, Gill said.


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First Published: Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 22:13

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