He used to extort money from his ex-girl friend by threatening to make her photos public on internet media. Perturbed over his lover's plight, the girl's new boy friend based in Kuwait secretly landed back here to ultimately murder the 22 years old rival, thus, writing down the last chapter of love-hate relationship.
The mutilated body of Baljeet Singh (22) of Maqsudan locality was recovered from near the railway track near CT Public School on June 10.
Sub inspector Baldev Singh said that the deceased met the girl at the examination centre for class 12 re-appear exam sometimes back. The boy managed to get photo of her admit card clicked with his mobile phone. "After getting her details, he contacted her on phone. The response was positive. They fell in love and moved together for a while before Baljeet threatened her to pay Rs 20000 else her pictures would be put on internet media with objectionable comments. The girl left with no option but to sell her ornaments to pay the bootie," he revealed.
After getting first installment, he kept silent for some months before again pressing her to pay him Rs 15000. By that time, the girl got engaged into a love relationship with a Kuwait based Sarabjit Singh Sabi. She narrated her take of woes to the new boy friend, who assured to take up the issue with the ex.
"Though Sabi rang up Baljeet from Kuwait on several occasions to persuade him not to harass the girl, but to no avail. Giving in to his pressure, Sabi arranged to deliver Rs 15000 to the girl, who, in turn paid the same to Baljeet on assurance to return the photo chip," police said. Baljeet was an auto-rickshaw driver by profession.
The police said that Sabi, meanwhile, made up his mind to eliminate the rival. Sabi returned from Kuwait to India on May 16 but did not inform his parent. On June 9, he managed to hire Baljeet's auto-rickshaw for traveling up to Una. Baljeet, in lieu of good money, accepted the offer. The duo returned late here from Una.
"On return to Maqsudan railway crossing, the accused got Baljeet drink a soft drink laced with sleeping pills. Since, there is no significant movement of people at the railway crossing, Sabi took Baljeet there and attacked him with a big stone while train was coming from Amritsar side. Before, Baljeet, who was in semi-conscience condition, can understand the plot, the train hit him hard to kill on the spot," the police said.
The police said that the victim's mother told the cops that one Sabi used to call her son and his antecedents should be probed. "Then Sabi's telephonic records were examined and picture was clear. He was arrested and confessed to the crime," police said. A case under section 201 and 302 of the IPC has been registered.