Moga cop shoots wife, three of in-laws’ family, surrenders

Moga cop shoots wife, three of in-laws’ family, surrenders

Tribune News Service

Moga, February 16

A head constable with the Moga police allegedly shot dead his wife and three other members of his in-laws family with his service rifle at Said Jalalpur village in Dharamkot sub-division of district on Sunday. He later surrendered before the police.

Property dispute

  • Head Constable Kulwinder Singh, posted at Police Lines in Moga, had a property dispute with his in-laws. Following an altercation, he opened fire on his in-laws with his service rifle on Sunday morning

Kulwinder Singh also fired shots at his brother-in-law’s daughter Jaspreet Kaur (10), who, fortunately, survived with injuries. She is out of danger and undergoing treatment at the district hospital.

The deceased have been identified as wife Rajwinder Kaur (45), brother-in-law Jaskaran Singh (40), sister-in-law Inderjit Kaur (32) and mother-in-law Sukhwinder Kaur (65), the police said.

Kulwinder Singh was posted in the Police Lines, here. Part of the anti-riot squad, he was heading the tear gas unit. After committing the crime, Kulwinder Singh surrendered before the local police. His service rifle, AK-47, was also recovered from him.

Although the exact provocation behind the crime is not known, preliminary investigation has revealed that Kulwinder Singh had a property dispute with his in-laws.

He along with his wife visited the in-laws house yesterday. He consumed liquor there and entered into a heated argument with the in-laws over a piece of land on which he had opened a pig farm. His brother-in-law asked him to vacate the land. However, he expressed his inability to vacate the plot. The in-laws complained to the local police against Kulwinder Singh last night but they allegedly did not take any action against him.

Around 7 am, Kulwinder Singh fired shots from his service rifle at the in-laws present in the house.

The police sent the bodies for post-mortem examination. SP (Investigation) Harinder Pal Singh said a case under Section 302 of the IPC and relevant sections of the Arms Act has been registered against Kulwinder Singh.


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