Digging deeper in the murder of 21-year-old Amandeep Kaur, who was shot dead by her alleged paramour, the police have started scrutinising the footage of CCTV cameras installed in the Phase 5 market.
The police said the victim had been avoiding accused Gurmeet Singh’s phone calls for several months, adding that it was suspected that he or his accomplices kept a tab on the victim’s movement, and approached her right after she left her paying guest accommodation in Phase 5.
A senior police officer said besides the CCTV footage, they were trying to procure data of Phase 5 tower location from various telephone companies to work out whether several persons were involved in helping Gurmeet execute the murder.
Reminiscing the ill-fated day, the owner of a Phase-5 store, requesting anonymity, said they heard gunshots, following which he and his staff rushed outside to find a woman lying in a pool of blood, and another woman, who was later identified as the victim’s cousin, screaming for help. He said the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital in a private SUV with the help of police control room (PCR) staff.
Checkpoint fails to save life
It has been learnt that despite regular patrolling across SAS Nagar township, the police failed to prevent the crime.
Also, a checkpoint was set up right outside the Phase 5 market, a few meters away from the crime scene. Yet, the accused managed to flee the scene.