Nearly 30 months after the death of 20-year-old NRI Kevin Jassal, the Sidhwan Bet police have arrested his cousin Inderjit Singh for the murder.
Although, the accused was booked in August last year, the arrest took place after extensive probe carrid out by a special investigation team.
Confirming the development, station house officer (SHO) sub-inspector Sukhwinder Singh said the accused was arrested and sent to judicial remand. A case under Sections 302 (murder) and 328 (causing hurt by means of poison, etc, with intent to commit an offence) was registered against the accused in August 2014, following the complaint of Canada-based Parminder Jassal, father of the deceased.
The family had arrived at Sawaddi Kalan village in Ludhiana, on February 25, 2013. Kevin was found dead in his uncle’s vacant house on March 14.
Parminder Jassal, while talking to Hindustan Times over phone, alleged that he had a feud with one of his brothers over monetary issues. After this, his nephew had nursed enmity with them. His brother’s family also threatened him with dire consequences, but he had overlooked it, said Jassal.
The complainant said the accused hatched a conspiracy to kill his only son and tried to mislead the police by making it look like a case of drug overdose.
“I had made several complaints in this context, but the police were reluctant to register a case. The chemical examination report of viscera of Kevin had confirmed poisonous substance as the cause of death. Moreover, Kevin’s tooth was also broken that had confirmed that he was beaten up before being killed,” said Jassal.