Woman shot dead over illicit relations

Woman shot dead  over illicit relations

Our Correspondent

Tarn Taran, May 12

The police have booked a man for gunning down a woman, who was allegedly having illicit relations with his son, at Bhattal Sehja Singh village falling under the Chohla Sahib police station here on Tuesday evening. The accused person’s son was also injured in the firing.

The deceased has been identified as Seema Rani (45) and the injured as Gurjant Singh (35) of Chamba Khurd. Gurjant was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. He disappeared from the hospital mysteriously soon after he was admitted.

The accused have been identified as Paramjit Singh, his son Jarman Singh of Chamba Khurd and there was one more person who has not been identified. Gurjant Singh is married and has two kids while the deceased woman’s husband died about four years ago. She developed a relationship with Gurjant Singh of a nearby village who would live with her and his parents and wife would often object to their relationship.

SHO, Chohla Sahib, Inspector Paramjit Singh said Paramjit Singh, his second son Jarman Singh and one unidentified person came to the victim’s residence in a car on late Tuesday evening where they saw Seema Rani and Gurjant talking.

The accused opened fire on them from a close range. Seema Rani was killed on the spot and Gurjant Singh was injured and brought to the local Civil Hospital.

The victim’s son Harpreet Singh, who is an eyewitness to the incident, told the police said that Gurjant Singh was having an illicit relationship with his mother and the accused were objecting to it.

The SHO said a case under Sections 302, 307 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act had been registered against the accused who are absconding. He said the house of the accused was locked as they disappeared after committing the crime.

Know the case

Gurjant Singh is married and has two kids while the deceased woman's husband died about four years ago. She developed a relationship with Gurjant Singh of a nearby village who would live with her and his parents and wife would often object to their relationship.

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