Sentenced to life term for killing his wife in 1999, a 59-year-old resident of Khuda Ali Sher and his 49-year old niece, a resident of Kharar, surrendered before a court on Thursday. After the surrender, Avtar Singh (59) and his niece Narinder Kaur (49) were sent to the Burail Jail.
The duo was awarded life sentence by the court in January 31, 2003, after they were found guilty of killing Avatar Kaur, wife of Avtar Singh. Their appeal against the conviction was dismissed by the Punjab and Haryana high court in February this year.
The Chandigarh police on May 5, 1999, had registered a case against the duo for killing Avatar Kaur, whose body was recovered by the police from Khuda Ali Sher.
The police had alleged that Avtar had illicit relations Narinder.
The two had killed Avatar after she had objected to their relationship. As per the police, the duo had assaulted Avatar Kaur, who died owing to internal bleeding.
The court in January 2003 had awarded life term to them for murder. The court had awarded four-year jail to Narinder for destruction of evidence and a fine of Rs 1,000.