The kin of Jaswinder Kaur, 52, who was found murdered in a hosiery factory in Salem Tabri on Wednesday, have accused the factory owner of the murder.
They staged a protest on the national highway, outside Salem Tabri police station by laying the victim’s body on the road, while demanding arrest of the factory owner, Harbans Singh.
The protest continued for at least two hours, bringing traffic to a halt and forcing the police to divert the route of Amritsar-Lahore bus service towards Samrala Chowk from Jalandhar Bypass Chowk.
The victim’s husband, Major Singh Fauji, alleged that the factory owner had murdered his wife, as no one else was present at the factory when her body was recovered.
While pacifying the protesters, assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Dhruv Dahiya said the police would investigate into the allegations levelled by the family.
The police would also question the factory owner, but there were no leads against him as of now, he added.
“I have assured the protesters of a fair inquiry in the case and of solving the case soon, following which the protesters lifted the protest,” the ACP added.
The Salem Tabri police have already registered a case of murder against unidentified accused.