To get rid of her father, who objected to her relations with a youth of an adjoining village, a 20-year-old girl along with her lover and mother allegedly killed him with sharp-edged weapons and later tried to dispose of the body in a drain at Dult village under Dera Baba Nanak police station on Saturday night. The police have arrested the three accused in this connection.
Sukhpal Singh (24), a resident of Veera Kotli village, was having an affair with Amanpreet Kaur, a resident of adjoining Alawalwal village, but Amanpreet's father Sukhdev Singh had objection to their relationship, which became a cause of dispute between the father and daughter. Sukhdev Singh's wife Balwinder Kaur supported Amanpreet.
On Saturday night, after getting information from her mother that Sukhdev Singh had gone out of village, Amanpreet called Sukhpal Singh to her home. After some time, Sukhdev Singh returned and found Sukhpal Singh in her daughter's room.
Annoyed at Sukhpal's entry to his house and that, too, in the presence of his wife, Sukhdev Singh started shouting at the three. The trio overpowered Sukhdev Singh and allegedly killed him with sharp-edged weapons.
To hush up the matter, the accused put the body in a jute bag and decided to dispose it of. When Sukhpal Singh and Amanpreet Kaur were going towards Dult drain to dispose of the body, a police party saw them near Kala Afghana village. When the police tried to stop them, they fled after throwing the body in fields.
The police opened the bag and found a body in it. They started a search operation in the nearby fields and arrested the accused, who during investigation confessed to the crime.
The police also arrested the third accused, Balwinder Kaur, and recovered the weapon used in the crime. A case under Section 302 of the IPC has been registered against all the three accused at Dera Baba Nanak police station.