Woman held for killing husband, children


Tribune News Service

Gidderbaha, January 20
The Gidderbaha police on Sunday arrested a woman, Manpreet Kaur, on charges of murdering her husband Surjeet Singh and his two children, a son aged 23 years and the 19-year-old daughter.

According to deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Jagjit Singh Bhagtana, Manpreet had administered sleeping pills to 
her husband and the two children.

After they became unconscious, Manpreet, along with her paramour Rinku, strangled them to death as was borne out by the postmortem report, the DSP said.

The body of the two children were found near the canal while Surjeet’s body was found at his house in Gidderbaha.

Surjeet was posted as patwari in Bathinda.

It was a second marriage for both Manpreet and Surjeet. While Surjeet’s first wife had passed away, Manpreet was a divorcee. Surjeet’s two children were born from his first wife.

According to the police, the incident took place on the night of January 17 and it was after the preliminary inquiry that Manpreet was arrested today. Her paramour Rinku is still absconding. Further proceedings in the case are on.


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