Suspecting her fidelity, a man strangulated his wife to death at their rented accommodation at Bahadurwala village in Sahnewal on Tuesday. The suspect fled the spot after committing the crime.
Harpreet Kaur (24) was married to Surjit Singh of Moga district eight months ago. The couple had shifted to Sahnewal from Moga a few days ago.
In his complaint to the police, Harpreet's father Gurdeep Singh said the suspect used to harass her for no reason. However, it is learnt that he had a suspicion that Harpreet Kaur was having illicit relations with someone. The couple had a fight over the issue in the past.
Gurdeep Singh alleged that a few days ago his daughter had told him that her husband had threatened to kill her.
Assistant commissioner of police Lakhvir Singh along with a police team reached the spot and initiated investigation. A case under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the suspect at the Sahnewal police station.