Tribune News Service
Amritsar, December 8
A 35-year-old woman, identified as Gurpreet Kaur of Naag Khurd village falling under Majitha police station in Amritsar rural, was found murdered at the Vallah vegetable market on Wednesday.
The victim has been missing from her house for the last couple of days and it was alleged that she was a drug addict. According to the police, she was strangled before being assaulted with sharp weapon that led to her death. The body was taken into custody and sent for autopsy.
Lakhwinder Kaur, mother of the deceased, said she came to know about her death through the police. She said she was married to Jaspal Singh of Naag Khurd village and has two children — a daughter (14) and a son (10). She urged the Police Department and the government to arrest the accused who killed her and think about the two children. She said Jaspal Singh was a rickshaw puller.
She said Gurpreet got hooked to drugs after marriage and remained under rehabilitation. She said she was now under treatment at OATT centre. She said she has a couple of cases of theft against her as well. She used to steal at the Golden Temple to get some money for her drug dose.
Jasbir Singh Pawar, SHO Vallah police station, said the police got information around 8am. Preliminary investigations revealed that she had injury marks on her head and face. She was also strangled by the assailant. He said the post-mortem report would ascertain the exact cause. He said robbery or dispute during drug consumption could be the reason behind the killing. He said investigations were on.
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