Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann has demanded the arrest of all accused in the murder case relating to the death of a Bheora village woman Gurpreet Kaur on August 8.
It was worth mentioning that police had registered a case under Sections 302(murder) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Gurpreet Kaur’s husband Gurpreet Singh, father-in-law Darshan Singh, mother-in-law Dharamjit Kaur, brother-in-law Ranpreet Singh, sister-in-law and her sister-in-law’s husband on the statement of victim’s father Gurnam Singh of Malikpur village at Bhagwantpura police station.
Gurnam had alleged that his daughter was given poisonous substance by her in-laws as a result of which she died.
Mann on Tuesday visited the parental house of the victim at village Malikpur and expressed solidarity with the family.
Talking to mediapersons, Mann alleged that only Gurpreet’s husband had been arrested by the police so far while remaining five accused were not being arrested.
He said that one of the accused was close to a local minister, who was helping the accused.
He also demanded that Section 498-A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the IPC be added in the first information report (FIR) and the brother-in-law of the victim should also be booked under section 376(rape).
Mann warned that if all accused were not arrested within two days, his party along with villagers would block traffic on National Highway 205 on August 29.
Gurnam alleged that they had sent representations to director general police and chief minister for the arrest of the accused, but nothing had been done in this regard.
On the other, the police had started re-investigations into the case on the application of the family of the accused, so that names of the accused could be dropped from the FIR.