Wife got Punjab cop killed to marry NRI she never met
TNN | Apr 22, 2016, 11.24 PM IST
Chandigarh: The wife of a Punjab Police constable had got him killed to marry an NRI youth she had developed a friendship with over social networking sites but had never met and paid Rs 5 lakh to three contract killers, police said on Friday.
The decomposed body of Jasvir Singh was recovered from a canal near Karnal on April 19. The police arrested Sukhdeep Kaur, the wife, and Jagtar Singh, 22, Gurjinder Singh alias Neeta, 21, and Sahib Singh, 20, of Patiala. Sahib Singh was a BCA first-year student in a leading private institute in Rajpura, Patiala. Gurjinder Singh was pursuing BTech from Thapar College in Patiala, while Jagtar Singh completed his hotel management course from a leading college in Landran.
Police said NRI Harjit Singh, 29, who hailed from Bathinda, was working in Bahrain and unaware about the marital status of Sukhdeep, who has a 14-year-old son.
Inspector Baldev Kumar of Mauli Jagran police station said, "The accused disclosed they mixed sleeping pills in the water of Jasvir, removed his clothes except undergarments and threw him into the Bhakra canal near Patiala on February 3. The accused had also destroyed his uniform."
On March 3, Kaur — as per their plan — lodged a missing person’s complaint with Chandigarh police, claiming her husband had left for joining the duty but never returned .
Police sources claimed the killing came to light when Sahib Singh was arrested in Patiala along with two others in connection with an attack on a police party. Sahib Singh and Deepak and Manpreet were lodged in Patiala jail and later their custody obtained. Later, Sahib Singh during interrogation clarified that Deepak and Manpreet were not involved in the murder and his accomplices were Jagtar Singh and Gurinder Singh.
The police have given a clean chit to the NRI, who came to India about a fortnight back when Chandigarh police personnel contacted his family members in Bathinda.
ASP (east) Guriqbal Singh Sidhu said, "We quizzed Harjit and concluded he had not even met the wife of the police constable. In her interrogation report, Kaur claimed she knew that to marry the NRI youth, she must kill her husband."
Police claimed the plain clothes and uniform of the victim were recovered. A case was registered at Mauli Jagran police station.
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