Absconding tenant booked in NRI couple murder case

Absconding tenant booked in NRI couple murder case

Deceased Kirpal Singh Minhas and his wife Davinder Kaur.

Our Correspondent

Phagwara, May 31

The Phagwara police have booked the killer of a Canada-based NRI couple, who was reportedly found murdered with sharp weapons at their residence in Onkar Nagar here on late Saturday night.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Satinder Singh on Sunday visited the crime spot and said the killer had been identified as Jagdev Singh, alias Jassi Dholi, a resident of Nangal Colony Chachoki. He was a tenant of the deceased.

The SSP said the killer was absconding since Saturday morning and police parties were dispatched to Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi to nab the killer. SHO (City) Onkar Singh Brar said the victim couple had been identified as Kirpal Singh Minhas(67) and his wife Davinder Kaur (65).He said the couple came to Phagwara from Canada in November 2019 for a few months and had been stuck here due to the lockdown. They were planning to return back. The SHO said though the room of the deceased was seemed to be ransacked but nothing was found missing.

Meanwhile, the SSP said the killer was a tenant of the victims and did not pay rent for the past several months. The police have registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC and kept the bodies in the mortuary of the Civil Hospital. The police had been searching for the absconding tenant, the SSP said.

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