Honour killing: Woman's father, uncle get death sentence

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Oct 16, 2014 23:58 IST

In a 2012 case of honour killing, a local court on Thursday awarded death sentence to the victim woman's father, Balwinder Singh, and his elder brother, Baldev Singh, who are from Verowal village in Tarn Taran district.

Additional district and sessions judge Surinderpal Singh Sahni pronounced the death sentence. The first-information report (FIR) registered at Jandala in Amritsar district had stated that the two men had poisoned graduation student Rupinder Kaur, 20, Balwinder's daughter, on September 12, 2012 and dumped her body near Janiana village in Jandiala police jurisdiction.

Sukhdev Singh, victim's alleged boyfriend from Janiana village, was the complainant. The police assumed strangulation to be the cause of the death until the autopsy report confirmed that it was poisoning. Investigations proved that her father and uncle had killed her because they did not approve of her relationship with Sukhdev Singh.

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