Suspecting her of having illicit relations, two teenaged sons of a 40-year-old woman killed her with a sickle at Chakkar village near Jagraon on Wednesday.
Police said Jagsir Singh, 19, and his 17-year-old brother killed Karamjit Kaur when she was sleeping at 4am and escaped. Their father, Bhinder Singh, is a labourer in Dubai and visits home once a year. He has been working there for eight years.
Deputy superintendent of police Rachpal Singh Dhindsa said the victim was found bleeding with head injuries.
Karamjit’s cousin Karnail Kaur told the police that the boys fought with their mother on Tuesday evening. They suspected Karamjit of having an affair with a villager. “The boys would question their mother whenever she would go out,” she said.
A search is on for them. A case was registered under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code.