District police claim to have solved the mystery of the double murder case of Jasmail Kaur, 45, and her son Ranjit Singh, 14, of Buttar Kalan village under Nihal Singh Wala sub division in the district who were murdered on October 2 by arresting the deceased woman's stepsons for the crime.
Jatinder Singh Khaira, Moga senior superintendent of police (SSP), said the two people arrested on Friday have been identified as Sukhmander Singh and Gurmeet Singh, residents of Mahil road, Sangrur.
Harjit Singh Pannu, superintendent of police (detective) who was the head of the special investigation team (SIT) for the case, said Jasmail Kaur's husband Jarnail Singh, who had died a few years ago, had married twice. Sukhwinder Singh and Gurmeet Singh were Jarnail Singh's sons from his first wife who had also passed away.
Jasmail Kaur and her son were living at Buttar Kalan and survived on produce from Jarnail Singh's five-acre agricultural land.
Police officials said Jarnail Singh had 13 acres of agriculture land and three residential houses at various posh colonies in Sangrur. Before his death, he had divided the agricultural land between Jasmail Kaur, Sukhmandar Singh and Gurmeet Singh. "But Jasmail's stepsons changed the deed of the houses in their names. When Jasmail Kaur confronted her stepsons, they refused to give her any money from the houses," said a senior police official.
The SSP said, "During the preliminary investigation,Sukhmandar and Gurmeet have admitted that they had murdered their stepmother and stepbrother. However, further investigation is underway."