A 21-year-old woman, who was seven months pregnant, was found dead in Badana village on Saturday night, following which the police booked four persons, including her husband, in a dowry-related murder case.
Police said Sarabjit Kaur, who belonged to Salimpur Sekhan village in Rajpura, had married Jagtar Singh of Badana village, near Lalru, on December 23 last. Her paternal uncle Harbans said they were informed about her death around 10.30 pm on Saturday.
The family reached the spot and the body, hanging by a dupatta from the ceiling fan in her room, was pulled down in the presence of the police around two hours later. Harbans alleged that her in-laws had been harassing her for dowry. The most recent spat was resolved in the presence of police around three months ago.
On a complaint by the victim's mother Gurmeet Kaur, the police booked her husband Jagtar Singh, his brother Jagdev Singh, cousin Sarabjit Singh and mother Jaswinder Kaur under sections 304B/302 and 498A of the IPC. All four are at large.
The body was shifted to the Dera Bassi civil hospital where a board of doctors would conduct the autopsy on Monday.