Some unidentified persons brutally stabbed a woman to death in a hosiery factory in Salem Tabri area on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Jaswinder Kaur, 52, a resident of Mohalla Peeru Banda of Salem Tabri. She worked as a weaver in a hosiery unit in Salem Tabri, and her husband Major Singh Fauji is a bus driver at GMT School, Jalandhar Bypass.
Assistant commissioner of police (ACP) north Dhruv Dahiya said, "Factory owner Harbans Singh spotted the woman's body lying in pool of blood in the unit at 12:30pm, and informed the police immediately. Following this, the police reached the spot and initiated investigation."
The owner told police that she had suffered multiple injuries, and it appeared that she was hit with sharp-edged weapon in abdomen, face and chest. Till that time no other labour had come to the factory, he added.
The police are yet to ascertain the reason behind killing. The ACP said the police have been suspecting the killers might have murdered the woman due to old enmity, but motive of loot cannot be ruled out too.
A case under sections 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered in this context against unidentified killers.
Daughter gets news of death
Deceased's daughter Mandeep Kaur was first person in the family to know about her death. As soon as the cops reached the spot, deceased's mobile started ringing, and on receiving the call, they found it was Jaswinder's daughter.
They told her about the incident.Mandeep Kaur later informed her father and brothers. Deceased's husband Major Singh Fauji stated that they had no enmity with anyone