Ludhiana double murder: Fourth accused held, jewellery recovered
Police on Saturday arrested the fourth accused involved in the double murder of retired air force official Bhupinder Singh and his wife Sushpinder Kaur, principal of a private school. The couple was murdered at their house at Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar in Jamalpur area of Ludhiana on May 25.
The accused has been identified as Sunil Masih of Bhamian Khurd. The police have recovered some cash and jewellery that was taken away from the couple’s room after murdering them. The police had already arrested the couple’s son, Harmeet Singh Mani, who hatched the murder plot, and two contract killers Balwinder Singh, alias Raju, and Vikas Gill, alias Doctor.
Inspector Beant Juneja, in-charge of CIA staff-2 police, said that the accused confessed that after killing the elderly couple, they took away ₹12,000 and gold jewellery from the room. The cash was distributed among three contract killers but the jewellery was still with Masih, he said.
Juneja said a daughter of the elderly couple, who is married in Doraha, said that she had kept all her jewellery with her mother. The police will ask the woman to identify the jewellery.
Two days after Gill's appointment as the chairman of the Machhiwara Agricultural Co-operative Development Bank in Ludhiana, Aam Aadmi Party leader Ajaypal Singh Gill, 55, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his house at Adiana village of Machhiwara. “After having dinner, Gill went to his room to sleep, while his wife and daughter were in another room,” Samrala deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Harwinder Singh Khaira said. Khaira said no suicide note was recovered.
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