The court of district and sessions judge Raj Shekhar Attri acquitted a couple of charges of murdering a construction worker on June 4, 2014, after witnesses turned hostile on Tuesday.
A case under sections 302 (murder) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) for the murder of Satnam Singh, was registered against Balvir Singh and his wife Kuldeep Kaur, both residents of Kohala village of the district, on June 4 this year.
According to the police, Satnam had called up Kuldeep Kaur and made some indecent remarks, four days ago before the incident. She had complained to her husband about this.
Balvir called Satnam, a resident of the same village, to his house. Satnam, along with his brother-in-law Sarbjeet Singh, reached Balvir's place and both got into a heated argument.
Suddenly, an infuriated Balvir stabbed Satnam, killing him on the spot. Sarbjeet had also received minor injuries in the attack.
After a few hours, angry villagers rushed to the spot and pelted Balvir's house with stones for more than two hours. Kartarpur DSP Ranjit Singh, along with other police officials, had brought the situation under control.