Convict missing while on parole: Police recover suicide note

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Dec 21, 2014 20:54 IST

The police have recovered a suicide note from the house of convict Ravdeep Kaur who had gone missing from her house on December 15 while on parole.

The police have been working on various theories as they are trying to locate her. Convicted of murder of Patiala additional and sessions judge Vijay Singh, Kaur had been sentenced to life imprisonment.

During search, the police have found the note written by Kaur, saying the wife of the deceased judge was threatening her and she didn't want to live.

Talking to HT, DSP (city) Harpal Singh said that in her note, Kaur had said that her father had died and there was no caretaker of her family and that the wife of the deceased judge was threatening her. She had written that earlier also she had tried suicide in jail but was not successful.

Harpal said the police did not believe her suicide note and had been questioning her family.

Case history

Gynaecologist Dr Ravdeep Kaur, who had divorced her husband, developed relations with Patiala additional district sessions judge Vijay Singh. When she pressed the judge for marriage, he refused, so she decided to take revenge. She gave Rs 5 lakh to one Manjit Singh who murdered the judge with a sharp-edged weapon on October 13, 2005.


Oct 13, 2005: Judge murdered by Manjit Singh on the directions of Ravdeep Kaur

Oct 17, 2005: Patiala police crack the case with arrest of Kaur, who confessed to the crime

Feb 22, 2006: Lawyers of the Patiala Bar Association refuse to represent the case of Kaur. On the high court direction, the case was transferred to the UT

Mar 29, 2012: UT additional district and sessions judge VP Sirohi sentences both Kaur and Manjit to life imprisonment till death

Nov 26, 2014: Kaur files application to shift her from Burail Jail Chandigarh to Patiala jail, and was shifted there

Dec 6: Kaur out on parole to attend the last ceremony of her father scheduled for December 7. She was on parole till December 21

Dec 15: She goes missing from her house leaving behind a suicide note

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