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Man strangles daughter over love affair

Kulwinder Sandhu

Tribune News Service

Moga, March 8

A 17-year-old Dalit girl was strangled allegedly by her father after she planned to run away with her lover belonging to the same community in Mallke village in the Baghapurana subdivision of Moga district yesterday.

Some local villagers informed the police that Pal Singh, the father of the deceased, revealed to his relatives and neighbours that his daughter Kamaljeet Kaur had committed suicide. He claimed that Kamaljeet had consumed some poisonous substance due to which she had died and announced that she would be cremated in the evening.

DSP (Baghapurana subdivision) Surjit Singh Khosa said a police party was immediately sent to the place and the body was taken into custody. A post-mortem examination report confirmed that she was strangled. During interrogation, the deceased’s father confessed to the crime, said the DSP.

The DSP said a criminal case has been registered against Pal Singh. He had been taken into the custody by the police for further investigations. Khosa said during preliminary investigations it had come to light that Kamaljeet was in relationship with a boy but her family did not approved the relationship. The family had tried to persuade her against the relationship but she was adamant to marry him.

Yesterday, Kamaljeet left her home. She told her mother that she was going with her lover and would marry him. She told that she would not return home. She also boarded a bus to the boy’s village but Pal Singh followed her on his motorcycle and stopped the bus. She forcibly took out her daughter and brought her back at home. After sometime, he allegedly her strangled daughter.

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