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Murder accused confesses to killing family of four in 2004

punjab Updated: Jul 04, 2012 12:59 IST
Gurpreet Singh Mehak

The man, who is accused of killing six members of a family by pushing them into a canal, reportedly has confessed to having eliminated a family of four of Nogawan in a similar manner in 2004. The disappearance of the members of the Nogawan family couldn't be solved even by the CBI. Kulwant Singh (42), his wife Harjit Kaur (40), daughter Ramandeep Kaur (17) and son Arvinder Singh (14) had gone missing under mysterious circumstances on June 3, 2004.

The accused, Khushwinder Singh told the police that money was the only lure in both the crimes he committed.

Fatehgarh Sahib SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu confirmed that Khushwinder had confessed to having killed four members of the Nogawan family.

Sources said that the Fatehgarh Sahib police has intimated the CBI about Khushwinder's confession and the case is likely to be re-opened.

Khuwhwinder, a resident of Sohavi village, is currently in police remand till July 5 for allegedly pushing six members of a family of Mukhandpur village in Ludhiana district into a canal. The police is yet to recover bodies of all the victims.

On June 3, 2004, Kulwant, his wife Harjit, daughter Ramandeep and son Arvinder went missing under mysterious circumstances after they had set off to visit gurdwaras in Paonta Sahib in Himachal Pardesh in the car of Kulwant's brother-in-law Kultar Singh, a resident of Polomajra village. The car was found near Sohavi village a few hours after the family departed for Paonta Sahib. The Bassi Pathana police had registered a case on June 5, 2004.

At the time of registration of the case, Kultar had told the police that Jaspal Singh (Kulwant's elder brother) could be behind the disappearance of the family as the brothers were having a land dispute.

Kulwant's body was fished out from the canal. The body of a teenaged girl was also recovered, but it couldn't be established that it was that of Kulwant's daughter Ramandeep.