Tribune News Service
Amritsar, October 25
A woman, identified as Harwinder Kaur (32), was killed and her body was set on fire allegedly by her sister-in-law at Maan village falling under the Kathunangal police station here on Saturday.
On the statement of the victim’s husband Palwinder Singh, the police have booked the accused, Rajwinder Kaur, and an unidentified person for murdering Harwinder and destroying the evidence. However, no arrest has been made so far.
Palwinder told the police that at around 12.30 pm, his wife Harwinder Kaur went to the residence of accused Rajwinder Kaur, who is his elder brother’s wife. He said when she did not return after two hours, he went to see her. He said when he reached Rajwinder’s house, he found a body was set on fire in a room of the house. He raised an alarm and the fire was doused and the police were informed about the incident.
As the body was badly burnt, he identified the body as that of his wife Harwinder Kaur through some marks on the stomach.
Kirandeep Singh, SHO, Kathunangal police station, said the motive behind the murder was not clear yet. He said Rajwinder’s husband lived in Malaysia. He said further investigation was underway and raids were on to nab the suspects. The victim’s body was handed over to the family after a postmortem. He said the police were working on different theories.
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