In a suspected case of honour killing, a 28-yearold married woman was found murdered in the motor room of a tubewell, while the body of her 30-year-old lover was found hanging from a tree near the motor room at Jalalabad village of Dharamkot on Wednesday.
The deceased have been identified as Kulwant Kaur alias Kanto alias Khushi, 28, working for an orchestra, and Amarjit Singh, 30, a panchayat member, both residents of Jalalabad village. Kulwant Kaur is survived by her husband Jaspreet Singh and 5-year-old son Harmandeep Singh while Amarjit was unmarried.
People close to Amarjit, seeking anonymity, said that Amarjit was having an affair with Kulwant Kaur for the past four-five years and the latter was living separately from her husband Jaspreet for the past more than two years after her extramarital affair came to light. They claimed that even their families knew about their affair. Moreover, Kulwant Kaur and Jaspreet Singh were planning for a divorce.
Kulwant, who had recently returned from Dubai after a year, was living with her mother, two sisters and younger brother in Jalalabad village while her father, along with his elder son, was living separately in the same village.
Cops said that somebody had used a hoe to attack the woman’s head. The hoe was recovered from the spot of the crime. Jaswinder told the police that Kulwant left home on Tuesday afternoon informing family members that she was going to Ludhiana for passport-related work and will return by night. “It is a mysterious case for the police and they may get some information after post-mortem of bodies,” DSP Gurmel Singh said.