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Mohali man shot, body in suitcase: ‘Ekam wanted me to get bigger share in my parental property’

Seerat Kaur Dhillon, the wife of Ekam Singh Dhillon (40), whose body was found bundled in a suitcase in a BMW car at Phase 3B1 on Sunday, in her statement to police has claimed that they had a long-drawn marital discord as Ekam wanted her to get a bigger share in her parental property from her brother.

punjab Updated: Mar 22, 2017 12:35 IST
Shailee Dogra
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Ekam Singh Dhillon’s family members during the cremation of his body at the Sector-­25 crematorium in Chandigarh on Tuesday.(Anil Dayal/HT Photo)

Seerat Kaur Dhillon, the wife of Ekam Singh Dhillon (40), whose body was found bundled in a suitcase in a BMW car at Phase 3B1 on Sunday, in her statement to police has claimed that they had a long-drawn marital discord as Ekam wanted her to get a bigger share in her parental property from her brother.

Seerat’s brother Vinay Pratap Singh, also an accused in the case, is reported to have transferred in her name about 40 acres of land of the 200 acres he owns at Abul Khurana village of Malout subdivision in Punjab’s Muktsar district.

Even the two siblings had a strained relation over the property issue but it came to an end after the transfer.

Even a person close to the family claimed that the Ekam was pressurising Seerat to ask for bigger share of land from her brother and had been assaulting her over this. Ekam wanted to venture into liquor business and needed money for the same.

VINAY CONTESTED POLL AGAINST UNCLE

Vinay, who studied from Yadvindra Public School, Patiala, had contested assembly election against his maternal uncle and former Congress MLA from Sardulgarh Ajit Inder Singh Mofar, but was defeated.

In an affidavit he submitted while contesting the assembly election in 2007, he declared that he owned 200 acres land at the Muktsar village. He also owned an SCO (shop-cum-office) in Sector 37 and an SCF (shop-cumfloor) in Sector 19, Chandigarh, as per the affidavit.

EKAM’S GUN USED TO KILL HIM, COPS TRYING TO TRACE LICENCE

Police said the weapon used to shoot Ekam belonged to him though its licence is yet to be traced. The weapon was recovered from a safe where it was kept after the murder. “No one knew that Ekam had a weapon. Its licence is yet to be traced as Seerat claims it was owned by Ekam,” said senior superintendent of police (SSP) Kuldeep Singh Chahal.

RAIDS ON TO ARREST REST OF ACCUSED

Police teams are raiding different locations to trace the two absconding accused — Vinay and his friend Jagat.

Though Seerat in the statement before the court has admitted that these two were present in the house the police are also searching for her mother Jaswinder Kaur who has also been named as an accused in the first information report (FIR) on the statement of Ekam’s family.

The investigation so far has found Seerat along with her brother had planned to kill Ekam. Vinay and his friend Jagat, who were at Ekam’s house, helped Seerat destroy the evidence after she shot him dead after a scuffle.