An alleged love affair with a married man, a murder, a conviction, a fugitive, and a suicide note. The elements if put together could put Bollywood’s biggest thriller story to shame.
For Ravdeep Kaur, a gynaecologist from Punjab’s Patiala town, the escape plan hatched to start a new life with a new name in a new country got dashed after she was nabbed near the India-Nepal border this week. She was tracked through her Facebook activity.
Police said they were on Ravdeep’s trail after she jumped parole and went missing since December 15 last year.
Nabbing her was difficult as she wasn’t using any cellphone. She was tracked, when she under the assumed name of Arpita Jain, contacted one of her friends on Facebook.
The police recovered nearly Rs 13 lakh in cash and gold and diamond jewellery worth over Rs 80 lakh from her possession when she was caught.
Ravdeep was arrested and convicted for murder after she hired a granthi (Sikh priest), Manjit Singh, to kill additional district and sessions judge Vijay Singh in Patiala in October 2005.
The judge, with whom Ravdeep allegedly had an affair, was brutally killed when he went for an evening walk. He was stabbed at least 25 times with a sharp-edged weapon.