In broad daylight, a dejected lover shot dead his beloved in Abohar, a subdivision of Fazilka district.
According to information, Shalu, a resident of local Gobind Nagri, and mother of two children, was allegedly having extramarital affair with Samna, another local resident.
A few months ago, Samna went to Delhi while Shalu got busy with her own family. A few days ago, Samna came back from Delhi and tried to meet Shalu, but her family did not allow it following which Samna again went to Delhi.
Two days ago, Samna returned from Delhi and reportedly kept an eye on the activities of Shalu.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, when Shalu came out of her for work, Samna stopped her on the way and, after some altercation, he allegedly fired at her with a firearm and fled from the spot killing her on the spot. However, later he was arrested and a pistol and two cartridges recovered from him.
Swapan Sharma, senior superintendent of police (SSP), Fazilka, said that the accused was an old paramour of the victim and stayed as a tenant with at the victim's house.
A case has been registered against the accused. The body of Shalu was handed over to the family after postmortem, added SSP.