The city police, on Friday, claimed to have cracked a blind murder case with the arrest of two accused, including the wife of the deceased. The arrested have been identified as Parwinder Kaur, 32, wife of the victim Jaswinder Singh, 35, who was murdered on August 28, and her lover Amarjit Singh, 34.
Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-City I) Harvinder Singh said, “During the probe into the incident, the police zeroed in on the victim’s wife and arrested Parwinder Kaur on September 8. She admitted to have committed the crime during interrogation.”
She told the police that she had illicit relations with one Amarjeet Singh and both wanted to get married. For this, both planned to kill Jaswinder Singh, said the ADCP.
“On August 28, when Jaswinder was sleeping at his house situated near Chowk Jaisingh, she called Amarjit Singh to her home. First, she gave some adulterated tablets to Jaswinder in a cold drink and later the two tried to electrocute him. But, as Jaswinder woke up with shock and saw both, the accused attacked Jaswinder with sharp-edged weapons and killed him,” the police officer said.
During questioning, it was also revealed that Jaswinder had an insurance of `14 lakh and his wife was the nominee. Both Parwinder and Amarjit had planned to run away after getting the insurance money.
The city police had registered a case against an unidentified person for allegedly murdering a person named Jaswinder Singh, 35, on August 28.
In a complaint to the police, Harjinder Kaur, mother of the deceased, had told the police that that she had gone to a gurdwara after leaving her daughter-in-law Parwinder Kaur and her grandchildren at home. At around 7:30 pm, her daughter-in-law and grand children also came to the gurdwara and Parwinder told here that Jaswinder had goem to sleep after dinner
But, she said, when they returned home later at night, the main door of the house was open and the body of Jaswinder Singh was lying in a pool of blood.