Jaspal Singh (34), a resident of Sunnarwal village near Kala Sanghian in the district, allegedly murdered his wife Rajwinder Kaur (28) and son Tejveer Singh (4) with sharp-edged weapons late on Thursday night. He surrendered at the Sadar police station here on Friday morning.
Jaspal, an alcoholic, had been working in Manila (Philippines) for the past 10-12 years and had married a girl there, despite being already married to Rajwinder. He had been in India for the past year to build his house in the village and wanted to go back to the Philippines, but Rajwinder was not letting him settle there with his second wife. Jaspal used to beat Rajwinder as she refused to give him divorce, the police said.
“Incited by his family members, Jaspal murdered my daughter and grandson as he did not want to live with them,” said Rajwinder’s father Harjap Singh.
On Harjap’s complaint, the police registered an FIR against Jaspal, his father Gurbaksh Singh, mother Joginder Kaur, brother Harnek Singh, sister-in-law Malwinder Kaur and a relative, Sukhjit Singh.
After surrendering, Jaspal admitted that he had killed his wife and son in a fit of rage after a fight over the divorce issue, adding that he was in a drunken state at that time.
Jagjit Singh Saroya, deputy superintendent of police (detective), said a case had been registered under sections 302 (murder) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.