Girls’ family kills youth over affair; mother, brother booked in Amritsar

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Amritsar, July 29

A 24-year-old youth, identified as Jagir Singh, a resident of Bhindi Saidan border village, was brutally killed by his lover’s family members early this morning here.

He was killed with sharp-edged weapons at around 3.30 am when he went to escort the girl near her house.

The police took the body into their custody and sent the it to the Civil Hospital at Ajnala for a postmortem examination. On the statement of the deceased’s father, Desa Singh, the police have booked the girl’s mother Bachan Kaur and brother Bau. No arrest has been made so far. Desa Singh stated to the police that Jagir Singh had an affair with a girl of the same village.

He said that he used to meet her. Last night, when he did not come home, he started looking for him in the morning. When he reached near the house of the girl, he found the body of his son, Jagir Singh. He said on seeing him, the girl’s family members also tried to attack him. However, he ran away and entered the sarpanch’s home in order to save himself. He later informed the police which arrived at the spot and took the body into their custody. It had sharp-weapon injury marks.

Ravinderpal Singh, DSP, Ajnala, said the investigations carried out so far revealed that Jagir Singh and Bau were friends.

However, Jagir had developed a relationship with his sister. Bau got a wind of this and got suspicious.

This led to a dispute between them, but the elderly people in the village intervened at that time. He said further investigations were underway in this connection. The statement of the girl would also be taken, if need be. The police have arrested Bachan Kaur while raids were on to arrest Bau who was missing since the incident.

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