Profile of the victims : Gagandeep 22, was a resident of Umra Mari village in Tarn Taran district while Gurjit Kaur 20, who had completed a teachers’ training course from Jammu, was a resident of Dasuya town of Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district. Gagandeep was a close relative of her ‘masi’ (mother’s sister).
Murdered person : Gurjit Kaur
The accused : Sher Singh
Place of Murder : Dasuya town of Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district
Date of Murder : 24th july 2010
Assassination : Gurjit Kaur, who had completed a teachers’ training course from Jammu, had fallen in love with Gagandeep, a resident of Umra Mari village in Tarn Taran district. The relationship was not acceptable to her family since the youth was a close relative of her ‘masi’ (mother’s sister). when Gurjit’s parents went to Jammu to get her certificate, she called Gagandeep to her house from Tarn Taran,
Gurjit’s mother told the police that they came back home past midnight and saw the car parked there. Inside the house, they found Gurjit and Gagandeep in an objectionable position.
After heated verbal exchanges, Sher Singh and a few others put Gagandeep in his car and drove off, saying that they were going to drop him to his village.
On the way, near Begowal village, they assaulted him with swords and thinking that he was dead, threw in a ditch and set his car on fire. However, Gagandeep, though seriously injured, survived.
Sher Singh then returned home and in a fresh bout of anger, he strangulated his daughter to death while his wife had gone out of the house.