Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

Ro­htak girl blud­geons brother to death for re­veal­ing her af­fair

- Hardik Anand let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CHANDI­GARH: In a new twist in the mur­der of a 15-year-old boy whose body was found in­side a bed at his house in Ro­htak’s Sa­mar­gopalpur vil­lage, the po­lice on Tues­day ar­rested his 19-year-old sis­ter for al­legedly smash­ing his head with a ham­mer and then slit­ting his throat with a knife.

Dharam, also known as Monty Singh, a Class 10 stu­dent, was found dead on Satur­day at his house. His sis­ter Ka­jal, who stud­ies in Class 12, told po­lice that their fa­ther Te­j­pal mur­dered Monty. Her ver­sion was sup­ported by their mother Susheela, who said Te­j­pal had a trou­bled re­la­tion­ship with the chil­dren .

Based on their ver­sion, po­lice had booked Te­j­pal on charges of mur­der. How­ever, po­lice said they found sev­eral loop­holes in the story nar­rated by Ka­jal. Un­der sus­tained in­ter­ro­ga­tion, she con­fessed to killing Monty.

“Ka­jal re­vealed dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion that she was an­gry with her brother for al­ways telling their mother about her speak­ing to her boyfriend on phone. This would of­ten earn Ka­jal her mother’s ire. So she chalked out a plan to get rid of Monty,” Ro­htak su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice Pankaj Nain said.

On Satur­day, when Susheela had gone to work at a fac­tory and Te­j­pal had gone to the fields, Ka­jal tricked her brother into sit­ting on a chair, and tied his hands and cov­ered his eyes with scarves.

She then at­tacked his head with a ham­mer sev­eral times and slit his throat with a knife. Monty died on the spot.

Ka­jal then shifted Monty’s body in­side a bed in their room and cleaned the blood stains on the floor. She then left her house and took a bus to Pa­ni­pat, from where she called her mother to in­form her that their fa­ther had mur­dered Monty and tried to kill her as well, but that she man­aged to es­cape.

 ??  ?? The ac­cused girl
The ac­cused girl

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