In a case of honour killing, a youth allegedly killed his elder sister and her boyfriend at Humbra village here on Wednesday.
The victims were identified as Navdeep Kaur Gill, 25, and Harpreet Singh Johal, 27, of Tharike village.
The incident took place when the accused, Barjinder Singh, 23, found Johal with his sister in her room at 4 am on Wednesday. Barjinder Singh got enraged and allegedly fired four shots at Johal from his father’s pistol, killing him on the spot.
Seeing the bloodshed, his sister tried to escape, but Barjinder chased her and allegedly fired two shots in her head. She also died on the spot.
Hearing the sound of the gunshots, locals called the police, which reached the spot and arrested the accused. The police have booked him in a murder case and recovered the pistol used in the crime.
The father, mother and another brother of the girl were not at home when the incident took place. They had all gone to Kishanpura village in Moga on Tuesday to meet relatives.
The accused told the police that he heard someone entering the house around 4am. He went to the main gate to check and found the door of his sister’s room open.
When he peeped inside, he found Johal sitting with his sister. This enraged him and he killed both of them.
Villagers gathered at the spot. Family members of the girl and the boy were also present. The incident has led to tension in the village.
The girl’s father, Teja Singh Gill, locked himself in a room and refused to talk to anyone.
However, Johal’s father Bhupinder Singh alleged that his son’s murder was pre-planned. He said his son had been missing since Tuesday evening. He said he went to gym on Tuesday evening, but did not return.
He alleged that the family called his son at their house on the pretext of discussing marriage of their daughter, but they killed his son.
Johal had done bachelor in computer application (BCA) and had also appeared for a recruitment test of police constable. Sadar ACP Gurpreet Singh Walia said the police had recorded the statement of the father of the deceased and registered a case.
After preliminary investigations, it appeared that the accused got enraged when he saw Johal in his sister’s room. The police also recovered Johal’s car from Lalto village on the Ferozepur road. The police believed that a friend of the deceased might have dropped him at the girl’s house.