Mother, her lover arrested for 2019 twin murder of two children in Patiala

In July 2019, the disappearance of the two siblings from Kheri Gandian village of Ghanaur block in the district had led to huge protests against police and had become a political issue

Mother, her lover arrested for 2019 twin murder of two children in Patiala

The kids, Hasandeep and Jashandeep, who were murdered. Tribune file photo

Aman Sood
Tribune News Service

Patiala, March 3

A less than 30 second call which later went unexplained and some technical details led the Patiala police to solve an over year-and-a-half old twin murder case with the arrest of the mother of the victims and her lover.

The police on Wednesday arrested the mother of the two kids and her lover, related to her husband, on charges of murder.

Patiala SSP Vikramjeet Duggal said Manjit Kaur (mother of the kids) and her lover Baljit Singh hatched a conspiracy to eliminate both the kids as they felt they might come in the way of their marriage in the future.

“Baljit Singh took the children along on the pretext of a joyride and showing them the canal waters, where the kids would play and enjoy. As they reached the banks of the canal, Baljit Singh pushed both the kids into canal waters and left the place, leaving the innocent kids to die,” said Duggal.

In July 2019, the disappearance of the two siblings from Kheri Gandian village of Ghanaur block in the district had led to huge protests against police and had become a political issue.

The infamous case had hogged the limelight in 2019 when brothers, Hasandeep and Jashandeep, aged 6 and 10, respectively, went missing and later their bodies were recovered from Sarala head of Bhakra canal, later the family did not identify the bodies.

“All round efforts on all fronts by the investigation team led by DSP Ghanour, Jaswinder Singh Tiwana and his team resulted in the detection of the case,” said the SSP.

Insiders said the clinching evidence was found in which Baljit Singh who was working at his denting shop, received a phone call of few seconds just half an hour before the alleged murders and later that phone number was switched off.

“Police investigations found that the phone was made from a SIM card issued to Baljit Singh. He was rounded up and when grilled by police, he accepted his involvement claiming that the phone was with Manjit Kaur who had called to tell him that the kids were left alone near the canal,” they said. 

“Finally the team could recreate the entire chain of events, connecting each and every single dot to conclude that the accused were actually the perpetrators of this sensational and heinous crime,” said Duggal.

Police have arrested both accused and added Sections 302 and 120-B of Indian Penal Code and have procured five days police remand of the two accused.

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