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Ludhiana: 75-yr-old man dies in scuffle, daughter-in-law booked

A 75-year-old man died following a scuffle with his daughter-in-law at Jagjit Nagar on Sunday.

punjab Updated: Feb 09, 2015 20:08 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

A 75-year-old man died following a scuffle with his daughter-in-law at Jagjit Nagar on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Daljit Singh. The police have registered a case against his daughter-in-law for culpable homicide not amounting to murder following the statement of deceased's wife Sukhdev Kaur.

In her complaint, Sukhdev Kaur said after death of her son Swarn Singh, her daughter-in-law Sukhjinder Kaur, 38, started living on the upper floor of the house. She was not in good terms with them.

Kaur alleged that on Saturday Sukhjinder Kaur engaged in a verbal spat with them. After abusing them, she went to her room. On Sunday, Sukhjinder Kaur started abusing them and assaulted them. Kaur said during the scuffle her husband Daljit Singh fell on the ground and lost consciousness. She rushed him to Raghunath Hospital, where he died on Sunday.

Inspector Jatinderjit Singh, station house officer (SHO) at Sadar police station said the police have registered a case under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian penal Code (IPC) against Sukhjinder Kaur. The police have been investigating the matter.

In preliminary investigation, the police have found that Sukhjinder Kaur was not present at house, when Daljit Singh had become unconscious.

The SHO further added that complainant's son Swarn Singh was found dead under mysterious circumstances on April 17, 2011. Sukhdev Kaur has accused Sukhjinder Kaur of killing, and has filed a case of murder against her in the court.

On the other hand, Sukhjinder Kaur has accused Sukhdev Kaur and Daljit Singh for abetting Swarn Singh to committing suicide. Sukhjinder Kaur has filed a case of abetment to suicide against her mother-in-law and father-in-law in the court.

They appeared in the court on February 7 for hearing of the case. During the hearing, the court has dismissed Daljit Singh's bail. After returning back from the court, the couple had engaged into a spat with Sukhjinder Kaur.

First Published: Feb 09, 2015 20:04 IST