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Jassi murder case:Victim's Canada-based kin contest extradition

IANS  Ottawa, June 10, 2014
First Published: 22:55 IST(10/6/2014) | Last Updated: 22:57 IST(10/6/2014)



A Canada-based Punjabi sister-brother duo, charged with honour killing in the Jassi murder case, have appealed against their extradition to India, the media reported on Tuesday.

A British Columbia court had told Malkit Kaur Sidhu, 65, and her brother Surjit Badesha, 69, last month to surrender after the police found enough evidence against the two to face trial, Vancouver Desi reported.

Malkit's daughter Jaswinder Sidhu (Jassi) was kidnapped by a group of men on June 8, 2000, while on a visit to Punjab. The 25-year-old was found dead the next day in a canal near Ludhiana, her throat slit. Sidhu's husband, tempo driver Sukhwinder Sidhu (Mithu), was severely injured but survived the attack.

The judge said that evidence against Malkit and Badesha included the fact that Malkit felt her daughter had dishonoured the family by marrying someone the family was opposed to.

Neither Malkit nor Badesha made any funeral arrangements for Jaswinder, inquired after her body or attended her funeral, the judge added.

The duo appealed on several grounds that it was inaccurate to find them guilty of the crime. Malkit and Badesha were arrested on January 6, 2012, almost 12 years after Jaswinder's body was pulled out of the canal.


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