The UK-based NRI Surjit Kaur, who was missing since March 31, was allegedly murdered by her relatives Harbhajan Singh and Gurvinder Singh. SHO Amrik Singh Chahal told reporters in Chandigarh on Thursday.
A case under section 364(kidnapping) of IPC was registered on April 2. Now sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of IPC have also been slapped on the accused.
Surjit had gone to the market on March 31 with the duo in an Indigo car (PB 46 G 8432). The dou took Surjit to Saharanpur in UP and murdered her the same night.
“She was first strangulated and later beheaded by the duo. The kidnapping was done for ransom but later when the plan did not materialise, the duo murdered her,” Chahal said.
They threw her head into Yamuna river by wrapping it in her clothes. Her body was traced by UP police and was cremated after 72 hours there.
Local police raided the house of the murder suspects and caught the duo from the house of Gurvinder Singh in village Dhillwan.
After interrogation by local police, they unfolded the whole story. Police is yet to recover the car, ‘dattur’(sharp-edged weapon), head of the victim, her mobile phone and her gold ornaments.
Police produced the duo before judicial magistrate and secured their police remand till April 11.