Police crack elderly woman’s murder

Was killed at Vikas Colony five days ago

Police crack elderly woman’s murder

The accused in police custody in Patiala.

Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 25

Five days after a 65-year-old woman was found murdered at Vikas Colony here with tape wrapped around her face, the police today claimed to have cracked the murder case in less than 96 hours.

Kamlesh Singla, wife of the late Narinder Singla, an advocate, was found murdered at her house in Vikas Colony five days ago with packing tape wrapped around her face and hands. The perpetrators of the crime had fled with valuables, jewellery and cash, leaving the woman with the packing tape wrapped around her face, which led to her death.

Patiala SSP Vikram Jeet Duggal said: “The way trespassing was planned and executed indicated that the attackers knew their way around the house. An SIT was constituted to investigate the murder. The key accused, namely Vikram, who is a resident Pathana Wala Mohalla, Sanour, worked as a munshi with Harry Singla (an advocate and son of the deceased). He hatched a conspiracy along with his associates, Amrinder and Gagandeep, who belong to Lalauchi and Sanour, respectively, to eliminate the woman and loot the valuables worth Rs40 lakh. Vikram had been associated with the family for more than five years and had access to the house. His motive was to loot the valuables.”

Appreciating the investigation done by the SIT, led by Varun Sharma, SP City Patiala; Harmit Singh Hundal, SP Investigation; Krishan Kumar Panthey, DSP Investigation; and Jaswinder Singh Tiwana, DSP Ghanour; the SSP said members worked hard to crack the case.

“The entire stolen valuables have been recovered from the possession of the accused. A motorcycle used in the crime, which belongs to Amrinder, has also been recovered,” said the SSP.


Key accused worked with victim’s son

The key accused, namely Vikram, who is a resident Pathana Wala Mohalla, Sanour, worked as a munshi with Harry Singla (an advocate and son of the deceased). He hatched a conspiracy along with his associates, Amrinder and Gagandeep, who belong to Lalauchi and Sanour, respectively, to eliminate the woman and loot the valuables worth Rs 40 lakh.

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