Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

LUDHIANA’S FREAKY TALE: BODY IN A BOX

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Ludhiana An 82-year-old wo­man in a vil­lage here has locked the body of her grand­son in a wooden box and is re­fus­ing to cre­mate him un­til his al­leged killers are put be­hind bars.

Gur­dayal Kaur of Hathur vil­lage, 25 km from Ja­graon. grand­mother of Gur­preet Singh, 22, has also threat­ened to hold a dharna along with the body out­side the po­lice sta­tion if the cops fail to act in the case.

Gur­preet’s fa­ther Jasveer Singh had com­plained to po­lice that his son had left the house to go to an im­mi­gra­tion cen­tre in Chandi­garh on De­cem­ber 30. When he failed to re­turn, the fam­ily lodged a miss­ing re­port at the Hathur po­lice sta­tion.

Dur­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion, po­lice found that Gur­preet had be­friended a Ja­land­har girl on Face­book. The girl’s brother

Lovedish Singh got up­set when came to know about their re­la­tion­ship. Also, it is al­leged that Gur­preet had some ob­jec­tion­able pic­tures of the girl. It fur­ther an­gered Lovedish, who then hatched a plan along with his aide Jatin­der Gill to elim­i­nate Gur­preet, said po­lice.

Di­vi­sion Num­ber 5 sta­tion house of­fi­cer In­spec­tor Jatin­der Singh said Gur­preet’s call de­tails re­vealed that he had talked to Lovedish. The probe fur­ther re­vealed that Lovedish and Jatin­der had kid­napped Gur­preet and af­ter mur­der­ing him had dumped his body in Ja­graon.

Gur­preet’s mu­ti­lated body was re­cov­ered on Jan­uary 9. The body was iden­ti­fied from the clothes.

Both Lovedish and Jatin­der have been booked on mur­der charges. “They are on the run. We are con­duct­ing raids to nab them,” said the SHO.

Ludhiana Ru­ral se­nior su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice Sur­jit Singh told HT on Tues­day evening that they have as­sured the wo­man of prompt ac­tion and she has agreed to cre­mate the body on Wed­nes­day.

PO­LICE SAID GUR­PREET HAD BE­FRIENDED A GIRL FROM JA­LAND­HAR ON FACE­BOOK; HE IS AL­LEGED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED BY HER BROTHER WHO WAS AGAINST THEIR RE­LA­TION­SHIP

 ?? HT PHOTO ?? Gur­dayal Kaur stands next to the wooden box in which she has kept the body of her grand­son at Hathur vil­lage near Ja­graon on Tues­day.
HT PHOTO Gur­dayal Kaur stands next to the wooden box in which she has kept the body of her grand­son at Hathur vil­lage near Ja­graon on Tues­day.
 ??  ?? Gur­preet Singh, vic­tim
Gur­preet Singh, vic­tim

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