Wednesday, July 6, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Honour killing claims life of Jagraon youth

Honour killing claims life of Jagraon youth
Naveen Kalia, TNN Jul 5, 2011, 12.20am IST

LUDHIANA: Gagandeep Singh, 20, resident of Lamma Jattpura of Jagraon
area has joined the list of several others in the state, who have
become victims of honour killing.

Body of Gagandeep, who belonged to a Dalit family and was having a
love affair with a girl of Jat Sikh family from the same village, was
found at the bank of a canal in Badni village in Moga district on

The youth had been missing from Saturday when he had eloped with the
girl. The duo was caught by the girl's relatives Kulwant Singh,
Sukhchain Singh and Jugraj Singh at Jagraon bus stand.

The three, who were arrested by the police, revealed during
interrogation that they had taken the two to the farm of Surjeet Singh
in nearby Lakha village from where they had taken Gagandeep to Badni
and killed him. Earlier they had beaten him mercilessly, said station
house officer of Jagraon police station, Inderjeet Singh.

Based on the information provided by the accused, the police recovered
the body. Earlier, when the youth's family had gone to the police
station to lodge a complaint, a case of kidnapping was registered and
police had refused to believe his kin, who had suspected all along
that Gagandeep has been killed by the girl's family and kin.

Former sarpanch of Lamma Jattpura village, Buta Singh said that for
two days police was clueless about both the youth and the girl. The
youth's family protested at the police on Monday from 11 am to 2 pm
following which assured prompt action.

Inderjeet Singh said that initially they had registered a case under
section 364 and now they have slapped section 302 against all the
accused. He said other accused Saudagar Singh, Janak Singh, Surjeet
Singh, Gurcharan Singh and Billu Singh are on the run.

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