On the eve of the Valentine's Day, a rural youth allegedly stabbed a schoolgirl to death while she was returning home from school on Thursday. Though the incident is being attributed to a love affair between the two, the Amritsar (rural) police are yet to corroborate the same as the matter is being investigated.
While a case has been registered in this regard, the accsued is yet to be arrested. The victim has been identified as Sandeep Kaur (18), a resident of village Dhanoe Kalan and a student of Class 11 of a school in her village. The accused Jaswant Singh alias Jassa (22) is a resident of the same village and a neighbour of the deceased.
The police have booked Jassa under section 302 of IPC in a case registered against him at Gharinda police station, on the complaint of Suba Singh, the father of the deceased girl. The cops said that the accused is jobless and spends much of his time loafing around.
They said that on Thursday afternoon, when the girl was returning home after 2.00 pm, the accused had hidden himself near one of the tubewells on the way. As the girl drew near, he allegedly stabbed her with a sharp-edged weapon in the abdomen, resulting in her death. The police said that they heard about an affair between the two, but added that the actual reason behind the murder was yet to be ascertained.
"While it is being alleged that there was an affair between the deceased and the accused, which could be one of the possible reasons behind the murder, efforts are being made to find out the actual cause of the murder," said inspector Nirmal Singh, SHO, Gharinda police station. He added that the accused was yet to be arrested as he was absconding.
"Efforts are being made to arrest the accused who is absconding. Further investigations are being held into the matter," said the SHO.