Widow, Son Brutally Killed In Moga Village

MOGA – A 45-year-old widow and her 14-year-old son were brutally murdered by some unidentified persons at their house in Buttar Kalan village in Moga district last night. Villagers got suspicious when they found the front door of the house ajar this morning and informed the police. The police found the bodies of the two victims, Jasmel Kaur and Ranjit Singh, lying on the floor of the house. The police obtained fingerprints from the spot and took the bodies into custody.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jatinder Singh Khaira said the woman had suffered from a head injury and her son died of asphyxiation. Since the postmortem reports had not been released, the SSP could not ascertain the cause of the death.

Preliminary investigations had revealed that Jasmel Kaur’s husband Jarnail Singh had died in November 2010. Earlier, Jarnail Singh had divorced Jasmel and married another woman. He had two children with her.

However, the property rights of a 5-acre agricultural land and the house were transferred to Jasmel. She had leased the land to a local resident to make both ends meet. It has come to light that initially Jarnail Singh’s second wife objected to the transfer of property rights, but the issue was amicably resolved later.

The SSP said, “We are probing the murders from all angles.” The police have registered a criminal case against unidentified persons on the complaint of sarpanch Darshan Singh at Badhni Kalan police station. However, no one has been arrested so far.

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