Two days after the death of a 17-year-old boy in the house of a girl he wanted to marry, the Kotli Surat Malhi police have booked three persons, including the girl and her father, for his murder.
Batala SSP Tulsi Ram said that on Thursday, the body of Harpreet Singh was found hanging from the ceiling fan in the house of Balwant Singh in Fattupur village. During investigation, it emerged that Harpreet had gone to Balwant Singh's house on Wednesday night to meet his daughter Mandeep Kaur when she was alone at home.
The SSP said further action would be taken on the basis of the post-mortem report.
Mandeep had told the police that Harpreet had come to meet her when her father and brothers had gone to Anandpur Sahib for the Hola Mohalla celebrations. She said when she declined his offer for marriage, he threatened to commit suicide and asked her to bring a glass of milk for him. The girl told the police that when she returned with milk, she saw his body hanging from a ceiling fan.