Death sentence to wife and her paramour for killing husband

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Moga, Sept 19 (UNI) A local sessions court yesterday awarded death sentence to a woman and her paramour for murdering her husband.

Sessions court judge B S Sandhu found Inderjit Kaur and Ranjit Singh, son of Dera Mahant Baba Mohan Dass of Sanohar village, guilty of conspiracy and murder of Kulwant Singh, an ex-serviceman of Rode village on June 27, 2005.

Four others, Manjit Kaur, Jagdeep Singh, Buta Singh and Neerajan, involved in the case, were acquitted by the court due to insufficient evidence.

According to prosecution, Kulwant Singh left his house at Rode village on the night of June 27, 2005 informing his wife that he will be returning back within 15 minutes. However, when he failed to turned up his family started searching him. In the afternoon of June 28 his body was found with sharp-edged weapon's injuries on the canal bank near Veroke village.

Later, the police investigation revealed that Kulwant and his wife Inderjit used to visit a dera at Snehar village in Zira sub-division where Inderjit developed illicit relation with Ranjit Singh, son of the dera chief. Inderjit along with her lover conspired to kill her husband.

Later, the police got details of the conversation between Inderjit and Ranjit and found out that Ranjit after killing Kulwant had informed Inderjit.

The Police arrested Inderjit, Ranjit and four more persons who were involved in the murder case.

After going through the evidence and arguments of both prosecution as well as of defence, the court found that prosecution failed to establish its case against Manjit Kaur, Jagdeep Singh, Buta Singh and Neeraj and acquitted them.

The court observed that Inderjit and her paramour Ranjit Singh committed a heinous crime and deserved no leniency and sentenced them to death subject to the confirmation of the High Court.

UNI

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