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Indo-Canadian Man Acknowledges Role In Daughter-In-Law’s Murder

Kulwant Litt from Brampton, Ontario admitted that he helped dispose of his 27-year-old daughter-in-law Poonam Litt’s body and said that he lied repeatedly to the police and court. Charges of accessory after the fact to murder and perjury were dropped. A sentencing hearing for Litt, who has been in custody since April 2012, is set for later this month. During a family argument, Mandeep Punia, 35, sister-in-law of Poonam Litt, stabbed her in the neck and watched her bleed out on the floor. ┬áPunia was sentenced to 12 years for her role in the murder.

TORONTO – A 67-year-old Indo-Canadian man from Toronto has acknowledged his role in covering up the 2009 murder of his pregnant daughter-in-law by helping his daughter to get rid of the body.

Kulwant Litt from Brampton, Ontario admitted that he helped dispose of his 27-year-old daughter-in-law Poonam Litt’s body and said that he lied repeatedly to the police and court. Charges of accessory after the fact to murder and perjury were dropped.

A sentencing hearing for Litt, who has been in custody since April 2012, is set for later this month, the Toronto star reported.

On February 5, 2009, Poonam Litt was reported missing after she failed to appear for work. Her husband, Manjinder Litt, was in India with his mother at the time. The Peel Regional Police commenced an extensive investigation and public appeal.

During an argument in the family in 2009, Mandeep Punia, 35, sister-in-law of Poonam Litt, stabbed her in the neck with a box cutter and watched her bleed out on the floor, a judge found when sentencing Punia to 12 years in prison in August.

A jury found Punia’s husband Skinder guilty of accessory after the fact to manslaughter. He was also sentenced to seven years. They both were tried together.

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