A woman in connivance with her lover killed her 14-year-old son who had objected to her illicit relationship with a youth, the police said here on Tuesday. The police have arrested the two.
Senior superintendent of police Sukhwant Singh Gill said on February 1, one Balwinder Singh, a resident of Munanawali village, reported to the Dinanagar police that his nephew Harpreet Singh had gone missing at about 5pm on January 31 after he left on his bicycle bring fodder from fields.
Gill said an investigating team comprising deputy superintendent of police Kamal Singh and Ravinder Singh and Raj Kumar, station house officers of Behrampur and Dinanagar, respectively, led by superintendent of police (detective) Jagjit Singh Saroa was set up to trace the missing boy.
During the investigation it came to light that the boy's mother Tajinder Kaur, a 40-year-old widow, had illicit relations with one Lakhwinderpal Lucky (22) of nearby Paniar village, the SSP said.
Gill added that the inquiry revealed that her son Harpreet Singh, a Class-8 student, once saw his mother with her lover in a compromising position at their house in Munanawali and started objecting to their meetings.
The SSP said Tajinder Kaur and her lover planned to eliminate Harpreet Singh. Lucky brought 10 sleeping pills and Tajinder Kaur mixed these in a glass of sugarcane juice. She offered the juice to her son and took him to the fields in the village.
Gill said she called her paramour to the fields, from where they took the boy, who was in a semi-conscious state, to the bank of the Upper Bari Doab Canal at Dhamrai village on Lucky's motorcycle. The SSP said Tajinder Kaur gave a knife to Lucky who stabbed the boy. After that she slit her son's throat, killing him on the spot, the SSP said.
They dumped the body in the bushes and Lucky dropped Tajinder Kaur near her village and himself returned to his home at Paniar.
Gill said on the disclosures made by the mother during her questioning, the police recovered the body on Monday midnight.
The SSP said Tajinder Kaur and her paramour had been arrested and a case under Sections 302, 201, 364 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code was registered against them in Behrampur police station on Tuesday.