Two days after Congress leader Rajwant Singh Shergill was found murdered in a car, investigations have shown that the victim was in illicit relationships with more than five women.
He was also using nine SIM cards. A senior police officer SAS Nagar told HT that the call details of these numbers showed that he was in touch with the five women on a regular basis.
All women in touch with Shergill are being questioned. “It appears that the murder is a fallout of such affairs, but we have not reached a conclusion yet,” the officer added.
On Friday, the police also procured CCTV footage from cameras installed outside the house of suspect Sandeep Kaur in Sector 69.
The body of Shergill was found barely 50m from the house. SP (D) Gursharandeep Singh Grewal said that all angles were being probed.
“It appears that the culprit, whoever it is, had tried to implicate the woman as hers was the only number left in the victim’s mobile,” police sources said.
A day before the body was found, someone had received the last call on the number of Shergill and police is on a hunt for the individual.
DEATH DUE TO INJURY ON LEFT SIDE OF HEAD, SAYS POST-MORTEM
The post-mortem report has revealed that injury to the left side of the head had caused the death.
The report takes note of abrasions on the neck and has not ruled out the possibility of an attack with sharp-edged weapons.
A poisonous substance has been found in the stomach and the viscera has sent to the Kharar chemical laboratory to ascertain the exact cause of death.
Shergill’s brother Kulwant Singh Shergill said that a few days before the murder, a threatening had been received at the Congress office at the Chandigarh, but Shergill was not named.
“My brother had several property disputes, but I cannot think of any suspect,” he said.