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Man murders wife for 160-gm gold

Love blinds, but perhaps greed can kill love. Mansa police have arrested a 26-year resident of Mohar Singh Wala village for brutally murdering his wife of one month allegedly to claim 160-gm gold and Rs 50,000 she had brought to his house from her parents. The duo married last month, in love, in spite of opposition from families.

punjab Updated: Aug 19, 2013 23:08 IST
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Love blinds, but perhaps greed can kill love. Mansa police have arrested a 26-year resident of Mohar Singh Wala village for brutally murdering his wife of one month allegedly to claim 160-gm gold and Rs 50,000 she had brought to his house from her parents. The duo married last month, in love, in spite of opposition from families.


The murder was planned by Makkhan Singh, his father Mandar Singh and a cousin Amarpal Singh.

The trio hacked the 24-year-old bride, Manjit Kaur, to death near a distributary at Makhe Chehlan village in Mansa on Saturday evening. The couple was on their way to Barnala, when Makkhan stopped his bike on the pretext of relieving himself. The father and the cousin were waiting and murdered the woman.

Mansa SSP Narinder Bhargava said, "Manjit Kaur was attacked a number of times with a sharp-edged weapon on her neck, forehead and at back of the head at around 6:30 pm on Saturday. Interrogations have revealed that the husband and his father planned the murder to get 160 gm gold and Rs 50,000 that the victim had brought from her maternal home. The husband and father have been arrested. The cousin Amarpal is absconding."

A murder case has been registered.