Mohali murder case: CCTV footage emerges, police unaware it exists

  • Amandeep Dixit, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Jan 18, 2015 17:33 IST

Crucial evidence in the form of CCTV footage has surfaced in the murder case of 21-year-old Amandeep Kaur, allegedly shot dead by her ex-boyfriend, Ferozepur resident Gurmeet Singh on Monday. Interestingly, the police are unaware of this video clip.

Amandeep was shot dead on January 12 at the rear of SAS Nagar’s Phase-5 market by Gurmeet. The accused after evading the Phase 1 police for four days, surrendered on Friday.

Hindustan Times has a copy of the CCTV footage, which shows that on the day of the murder, the accused intercepted the victim, who was with her three friends at 6.46.33 pm. Their conversation lasted for 5 minutes 31 seconds and took place at a distance of a few feet from the victim’s friends.

The first shot was fired at 6.52.04 pm from point-blank range, when the accused took out the gun from his jacket, with the rest of the five shots being fired in 11 seconds.

Gurmeet managed to flee the spot on foot at 6.52.16 pm.

It was only after a minute that the passersby rushed to help the victim. The body was taken to the hospital in a sports utility vehicle (SUV) at 6.55 pm.

The police have got the accused on five-day remand.

During interrogation, the accused revealed that he had been waiting for the the victim since morning on January 12.

The CCTV footage indicates that the accused had been waiting for the victim for long as his car was found properly parked in a parking lot nearby.

Police role under scanner

The police are unaware that CCTV footage of the incident exists. SAS Nagar senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said, “The department is looking for additional evidence but has not found find any CCTV footage as yet.”

He added that the police were close to arresting another accused, whose weapon was used in the crime.

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