The police claimed that the woman had developed illicit relations with someone.

To get rid of her husband Gurdev Singh, Ranjit Kaur, in her mid-40s who allegedly had an extra-marital affair, involved her 20-year-old son, who too had a girlfriend, in murdering her husband. An FIR in this context was lodged on October 5. The police have now arrested Kaur, her son Babbaljit Singh and his friend Sherjit Singh alias Shera of Dholewal village. One of their accomplices, Khau, is absconding. The mother-son duo had hired Shera and Khau for Rs 50,000 for killing Gurdev, who ran a fast food joint.

The police claimed that the woman had developed illicit relations with someone and Gurdev had come to know about it. He used to quarrel with her over the issue. Gurdev also used to abuse his son Babbaljit. He had a girlfriend and his father was aware of it. He also used to slam Babbaljit for wasting his time for girls.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (east) Gurjit Singh said the mother-son duo who were involved in their own affairs wanted to get rid of Gurdev. The woman hatched a conspiracy to kill her husband and involved her son in it.

Babbaljit Singh hired Sherjit Singh alias Shera and Khau for it and promised to give them Rs 50,000 for it. He paid Rs 10,000 to them as advance.

Following this, Kaur mixed sleeping pills in the food that they served to Gurdev in dinner on October 4. On the morning of October 5, Babbaljit along with his friend Sherjit and Khau strangled him with a piece of rope while he was still asleep and took the body towards Jandiala in their car. They threw the body on the roadside.

To give it a shape of loot, the accused threw Gurdev’s scooter on the spot and came back.
“After coming back, Babbaljit Singh filed a missing report about his father at Moti Nagar police station, and on October 6, the police recovered the body from Jandiali village. The police had initially filed a case of killing against unidentified accused and initiated an investigation,” said the ACP.

“The body was decomposed and there were no marks on it that indicated that he was murdered to be robbed. The police had got some clues and they started zeroing in on his son and wife. On Saturday, the police nabbed Ranjit Kaur, Babbaljit Singh and Shera and grilled them. The accused have confessed to their crime. Khau is still absconding and the police have initiated a manhunt for him,” said the ACP.

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