Hoshiarpur, December 8. The Tribune 

The district police today claimed to have solved the murder case of 25-year-old Manpreet Kaur of Subhanpur village whose body was found near Bhagora crossing on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road near Mahilpur on Thursday.

The police alleged it was a case of honour killing where the parents got their daughter killed to save their family from “disrepute”.

Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Hoshiarpur, said the police had arrested Manpreet’s father Kapur Singh, mother Balwinder Kaur, Satnam Singh Sona of Parsota and Jaswinderpal of Meetpur and seized Rs 1.50 lakh, a wedge used in the crime, a Maruti Zen car and the deceased’s mobile phone. Another accused Gurinder Singh of Mona Kalan is absconding.

Kapur Singh had earlier told the police that his daughter left the house at 6 pm on December 5 to attend the engagement party of her friend’s sister. Manpreet had Rs 4000, one gold chain and a gold ring at that time. He said he suspected that some robbers might have killed his daughter.

The SSP said investigations revealed that Manpreet wanted to marry Sandeep Kumar, son of Rattan Lal of Motian, PS Chabbewal, who belonged to the Scheduled Caste community, but her parents were against it.

Gill said: “On December 5, her parents called Satnam Singh and his driver Gurinder Singh to their house. They told Manpreet to snap ties with the boy, but she kept insisting on marrying Sandeep. Enraged over this, Satnam allegedly hit a wedge on her head and killed her on the spot. Later, they called Jaswinderpal to help them in disposing of the body.

“Jaswinderpal took Rs 1.50 lakh and agreed to report the matter to the police as an accident case. Later, Satnam took the body in his car to a tubewell where he changed the blood stained clothes. He then took her to Bhagora village and his driver Gurinder Singh followed him on Manpreet’s Activa scooter which they dumped along with the body”.

All the accused have confessed to their involvement in the crime, the SSP added.

Shameful act

Manpreet Kaur (25) of Subhanpur village was found dead near Mahilpur on Thursday

Her father had told the police that he suspected robbery as motive behind her murder

Police investigation revealed Manpreet wanted to marry Sandeep Kumar, who belonged to the SC community