Youth kills sister for honour
PK Jaiswar/TNS

Amritsar, March 29
In what appears to be a case of honour killing, a youth in Shehzada village in Amritsar district, Malkeet Singh slit the throat of his 17-year-old sister while she was asleep and buried the body near the village pond.

He has been arrested. His accomplices, identified as Nachhatar Singh and Sukha Singh, have fled. The crime came to light when Bawa Singh, paternal uncle of the deceased, questioned Malkeet on her whereabouts but failed to get a satisfactory answer. He then informed village sarpanch Harbhajan Singh who called the police.

The police today exhumed the girl’s body in the presence of district officials for a post-mortem examination. Tilak Raj, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Ajnala, said the muder weapon had been recovered from Malkeet Singh who had confessed to the crime. A case had been registered.