In yet another dowry case, a 27-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her in-laws at Julfgarh village near Machhiwara on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Sharanjit Kaur, daughter of Jarnail Singh.
The victim’s father said his daughter was married to Harjinder Singh five years ago and the couple has a four-year-old son from their marriage.
Jarnail added that from the past two years Harjinder, along with his family members, was harassing his daughter for dowry. “We intervened into the matter several times, but our efforts to change the mindset of Harjinder and his family members went in vein,” the victim’s father said.
He alleged that on Friday, Sharanjit’s in-laws had informed him over phone that his daughter had consumed some poisonous substance and died. “When we reached the spot, my daughter’s in-laws changed the statement and said that Sharanjit died after slipping from the stairs.
Jarnail also alleged that he saw injury marks on Sharanjit’s neck.
The station house officer (SHO) at Machhiwara police station, sub-inspector Amardeep Singh, said the police had booked her husband and in-laws. The accused is, so far, at large.
However, the actual cause of death will only be revealed after the post-mortem report.