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Woman helps police arrest husband
Dharmendra Joshi
Tribune News Service

Hoshiarpur, July 24
Dasuya police today arrested Sher Singh of village Kaintha for killing his daughter Gurjit Kaur (25) and for attempt to murder Gagandeep Singh with whom she was said to have fallen in love.

The arrest followed a statement by Sher Singh’s wife Paramjit Kaur, confirmed the Hoshiarpur SSP Rakesh Agarwal.

Gagandeep, hailing from Tarn Taran, told the police that he had been called to Kaintha yesterday by Gurjit who informed him that her parents were out of station. But Sher Singh and his wife unexpectedly returned early and, with the help of other relatives accompanying them, set upon the couple.

Gangandeep was brutally beaten up and driven in his own car to the adjoining district of Kapurthala. Once there, Sher Singh locked him in the car and set it on fire in a bid to burn him alive. He, however, made a super-human effort to come out of the blaze but was given up for dead. He survived the night and this morning people found him in a critical state but alive near village Kamalpur under begowal police station. They informed the police. Gagandeep was taken to the hospital where he recorded his statement.

Sher Singh, according to his wife, returned home last night and strangulated his daughter. A shocked SSP said the police was in the process of collecting scientific evidence and recording the statements of other eyewitnesses to ensure that Sher Singh is convicted by the court even if she goes back on her statement.

Meanwhile Bholath DSP Inderjit Verma said that Begowal police found Gagandeep Singh in a critical condition on the roadside near village Kamalpur in the wee hours today after some morning walkers had called up the police station.

Begowal SHO Iqbal Singh informed that a separate case of attempt to murder Gagandeep Singh would also be registered against the girl?s father and other relatives at Begowal police station after formally recording his statement as the doctors treating him at a Jalandhar hospital had declared him in no position to give any statement. 





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