Moga DSP, Woman Hacked To Death In Ludhiana


LUDHIANA – In a sensational double murder, Moga DSP Balraj Singh Gill was found hacked to death along with a woman at a farmhouse on the Hambran road. The blood-soaked bodies of the duo were found by a police party, which was searching for the ‘missing’ DSP since Wednesday evening, at the farmhouse. The place is owned by one Sanjay Agnihotri.

The woman has been identified as Monica Kapila (34) of Model Town in Ludhiana. Balraj’s body was found lying on a sofa with its neck chopped off. It bore multiple injuries, suspected to have been caused by a sword or an axe. The body of the woman was lying in a partially nude condition in the bathroom.

According to DSP’s kin, Balraj (46), a resident of Kitchlu Nagar here, returned home from Moga after his duty last evening. He went for a walk along with his pet dog. In the meantime, his close friend Narinder Pal Singh’s driver came to his house in a car. Gill drove away with the driver. After some time, the DSP rang up his wife and told her that he would be back in an hour. But after some time both his cell phones stopped working. His wife got worried and informed the police, which sounded an alert and a search party was formed to locate the missing cop.

“We came to know around midnight that the DSP had come to the farmhouse. We reached the spot and found the place locked from outside. This rose suspicion,” said Assistant Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh.

The police broke open the locks and saw blood stains on the porch and the garden. On entering a room, it found the bodies lying in a pool of blood.

“We are probing different angles. It can be a case of contract killing. We are also not ruling out foul play. As Gill enjoyed a clean image, it could be an attempt to malign his image. The DSP and the woman could have been murdered separately and shown together to give an impression that they were together. However, we cannot rule out the illicit relationship angle,” said DCP Ashish Choudhary.