HOSHIARPUR – An NRI, who came from the US to his in-laws’ house at Jhungian (Jandoli) village under the Chabbewal police station, shot dead his mother-in-law who was a former sarpanch here on Sunday. She had come to the rescue after the accused had an argument with his wife. He fired three bullets at his mother-in-law and the wife and fled the spot. His mother-in-law died while wife was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Hoshiarpur, from where owing to her critical condition, she was referred to a specialty hospital in Jalandhar.
Getting information, a police party from PS Chabbewal reached the spot and registered a case against the accused. According to the information, Shavdeep Kaur, alias Rano, a resident of Jhungian (Jandoli) village, was married about four years ago with Mandeep Singh of Bharsinghpura under Phillaur police station in the US. Mandeep Singh had come to his in-laws’ house on Saturday and in the morning he had an argument with his wife and during this he started strangling Shavdeep Kaur.
On it, her mother Balveer Kaur tried to intervene. Enraged over it, Mandeep Singh shot his mother-in-law in the neck and she fell there. In the meantime, Mandeep Singh shot at Shavdeep Kaur and escaped from there. While leaving the house, he fixed the latch from outside so that no one could come out of the house. Hearing the screams of Shavdeep, those living in nearby houses came and opened the door. They found Balveer Kaur lying dead on the ground in a pool of blood while Shavdeep was seriously injured. She was rushed to Hoshiarpur hospital from where the doctors referred her to Jalandhar in view of her serious condition. DSP Satveer Singh said the body of the deceased Balveer Kaur has been sent for a postmortem.
He said on the complaint of the victim Shavdeep Kaur, a case has been registered against the accused under Sections 302 and 307, Arms Act and 25, 54, 59 of the IPC. He told that a wireless message has been issued in this regard so that Mandeep Singh could not flee abroad. Apart from this, various police parties have been dispatched to arrest the accused.