Sultanpur Lodhi triple murder: Autopsy finds no injuries on infant’s body

  • Parampreet Singh Narula, Hindustan Times, Sultanpur Lodhi (Kapurthala)
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2015 23:09 IST

Two weeks after registering a case against a 30-year-old woman of Saroopwal village in the district for allegedly killing her two daughters and nephew over a period of two months last year, mystery has deepened after the post-mortem report found no physical injuries on the body of the two-year-old infant.

The incident came to light when Sukhdev Singh, father-in-law of the woman, approached the Kapurthala senior superintendent of police (SSP) on April 11, alleging that his daughter-in-law Sarabjit Kaur had killed her daughters Amanpreet Kaur (1), Navjit Kaur (6) and nephew Maninder Singh (2).

In the first information report (FIR), Sukhdev alleged that after murdering her two daughters, Sarabjit strangulated to death Maninder, the son of his younger son, on September 26.

Sukhdev said to avoid bringing a bad name to the family, they kept quiet and passed off the deaths of two girls as natural and cremated their bodies, but after she killed the boy they decided to report the matter to the police to know the exact reason of their death.

A senior police official said they have yet to receive the post-mortem report as viscera have been sent to the state laboratory at Kharar for chemical examination. “In the preliminary report, doctors have not found any physical injury marks on the boy’s body,” the official said.

The FIR says when her husband and father-in-law asked Sarabjit the reason for killing the girls, she claimed that she was possessed. Sukhdev alleged that she had threatened to kill her husband next. Kapurthala superintendent of police (detective) Jagjit Singh Saroya said due to lack of evidence the police have not started probe in this regard. “After we receive the post-mortem report from the Kharar lab, we will start investigation in this case.”

SSP Ashish Chaudhary said the case has become mysterious as the woman’s husband is still in touch with her blaming his family members for lodging an FIR.

“Meanwhile, we have summoned the accused who is living at her parental house in Mansa. The case will clearer after the post-mortem report,” he said.

The case was registered under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Kabirpur police station.

Case timeline

July 7, 2014: Sarabjit allegedly kills younger daughter to stop her husband from leaving for Greece

August 2: Allegedly kills her elder daughter, claims she committed the crime as she was possessed

Sept 26: She allegedly kills nephew; family reports matter to police, which did not take the matter seriously

April 12: Case registered after Sarabjit’s father-in-law meets SSP

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