Man 'kills' ailing wife in Punjab's Moga; burns her body inside house

The woman was suffering from cancer

Man 'kills' ailing wife in Punjab's Moga; burns her body inside house

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Tribune News Service

Kulwinder Sandhu

Moga, January 22

A 50-year-old woman, who was reportedly suffering from cancer, was allegedly murdered by her husband at Thathi Bhai village in Baghapurana sub-division of Moga district, police said here on Saturday.

Charanjit Kaur was married to Angrej Singh 25 years ago.

Satveer Singh, brother of the deceased, said his sister had been living with her daughter Kuljit Kaur for the past some time. On January 14, Angrej brought her back to the village.

On Friday, Angrej called Kuljit and told her that he had left her mother at an old-age home in Taran Taran. She informed her maternal uncle. Finding something fishy, Satveer rushed to the village and found the gate of the house locked. On finding smoke rising from the courtyard, he broke open the gate and found a human body had been burnt there.

Realising that her sister had been murdered, he called the police.

Preliminary investigation showed that Angrej had killed his wife because of her illness. It is yet to be established how he killed her, said Samalsar SHO Goldi Virdi.

He said a case under Sections 302 and 201 of the IPC was registered against Angrej, who is at large.

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