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Honour killing: Woman, lover murdered in Faridkot

In an alleged case of honour killing, Sukhmander Singh (47) and Sukhjinder Kaur (35) were allegedly killed by the brother of the woman on Sunday afternoon with sharp-edged weapons. Both the deceased were residents of Bishnandi village of Jaitu sub division.

punjab Updated: Sep 15, 2014 12:22 IST
HT Correspondent

In an alleged case of honour killing, Sukhmander Singh (47) and Sukhjinder Kaur (35) were allegedly killed by the brother of the woman on Sunday afternoon with sharp-edged weapons.

Both the deceased were residents of Bishnandi village of Jaitu sub division.

According to sources, Sukhmander Singh and Sukhjinder Kaur, who were neighbours, were in a relationship for over a decade.

Sukhmander lived alone and worked in the postal department on a contractual basis while Sukhjinder was working as a nurse in Bathinda.

“Both the victims were killed at about 2 pm after Rajinder Singh alias Jeona found them in a compromising position. He first killed Singh and then nabbed Sukhjinder who had escaped,” said a source.

The accused allegedly attacked the victims with a sharp-edged weapon repeatedly and they died within minutes.

He then surrendered himself to the Jaitu police.

“Police have registered a case against Rajinder Singh, the brother of the woman, for the murders.

He has surrendered to the police,” said Sukhdev Singh Brar, deputy superintendent of police, Jaitu.