“Greedy” Relative Throws 7 Of Family Into Canal; 6 Feared Drowned

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A police official and villagers at the crime spot.

While six family members, including two young children, are feared drowned, 35-year-old Jasmin Kaur managed to save herself and brought the matter to light.

KHAMANO – In a shocking incident, a relative allegedly pushed seven members of a family into the Bhakra canal near Thablan village at different times over two days to grab the money the family got after the sale of their land in Sangrur district. While six of them are feared drowned, 35-year-old Jasmin Kaur managed to save herself and brought the matter to light.

The victims have been identified as Gurmel Singh (65), his wife Paramjit Kaur, son Gurinder Singh (33), son-in law Rupinder Singh (36), and grandchildren Jaskirat Singh(4) and Simarpreet Kaur (6). The family belonged to Mukandpur village in Ludhiana district.

The accused, Khushwinder Singh, is a close relative of former police havildar Gurmel Singh. He is a resident of Suhavi village in the subdivision and runs a photocopy business at the Fatehgarh Sahib court.

In her statement to the police, Jasmin alleged: “Khushwinder had promised to send Gurmel and his family members abroad. He first brought four family members on the banks of the canal yesterday morning to please divine powers. When they sat near the canal on his directions, he pushed them into the water body.

“Last night, Khushwinder picked up the remaining members and reached the canal bridge. He pushed them into the canal and escaped at around 9 pm. I managed to swim out”.

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