A team of doctors who conducted post-mortem on the body of 35-year-old woman, who was found dead at her house at Model Town in Kapurthala on Monday, pointed towards murder saying that the victim was strangulated to death.
The deceased, Neelam Sharma, was married to Arvind Sharma in 2000 and is survived by two sons.
Medical specialist Dr Tara Singh, in-charge of post-mortem board, said during the initial examination, they observed that Neelam was strangulated to death since she had a horizontal mark on her neck.
“Horizontal mark makes it clear that somebody murdered her since such mark appears after strangulation only,” he said.
If the victim had died by hanging there would have been a vertical V-shape mark (upward) on her neck, he added. Dr Tara Singh further said they also found that the victim died within 30-40 seconds of strangulation.
“The truth will be clear only after the post-mortem report comes out,” he said.
A case has been registered under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code at the city police station. The police have arrested the victim’s husband Arvind Sharma on the complaint of her father Col Subhash Chandar Sharma (retired).
Meanwhile, the city police produced the accused before chief judicial magistrate Amit Thind on Tuesday and procured his two-day police remand.