The Panchkula police have brought Mukesh Kumari and her paramour Shekhar from Jind, Haryana, on production remand for allegedly murdering her 12-year-old autistic daughter while living in Panchkula on October 2, 2015.
Sources said it was Kumari, who allegedly held the legs of ailing daughter Gulpreet, 12, while Shekhar strangulated her at a house in Sector 26, Panchkula. Since the girl was in poor health, the relatives and Kumari’s husband did not doubt her explanation that she succumbed to her illness.
After her murder, Kumari and Shekhar also allegedly killed her 10-year-old son, Gurjant, on November 29, 2015, in Jind. The sources said both took the boy on an Activa scooter on pretext of taking him out and Shekhar strangulated him at a secluded place.
Kumari was arrested in the first week of December. After she spilled the beans, the police also arrested Shekhar.
During the probe, Kumari also confessed of killing Gulpreet. Thereafter, the Panchkula police were informed and a murder case was registered at the Chandimandir police station.
As per Kumari’s confessional statement, as Gulpreet was autistic, she wanted to get rid of her in order to start a fresh life with Shekhar. Gurjant was also killed for the same reason.
The police said Kumari’s husband Manoj, a property dealer, used to stay away from the house for days together due to his professional commitments. In the meantime, Kumari fell in love with her husband’s relative Shekhar, who used to stay with them at their house in Sector 26, Panchkula. The subsequent physical relationship between them led to the murder conspiracy of the children.
After Gulpreet’s death, Kumari and Manoj shifted to Jind who were then followed by Shekhar. Both Kumari and Shekhar had disposed of Gurjant’s body in the fields, but this time they told Manoj Gurjant had gone missing. Manoj, who could now sense that something was fishy, later filed a complaint. The Jind police had then carried out a detailed investigation and recovered the body.
“We are further interrogating the case, and have made certain recoveries. We will produce them before the court on Saturday,” said Chandimandir police SHO inspector Baljeet Singh.