Jalandhar, Sept 22 (UNI) Police today arrested a person for killing his wife and two children by setting cooking gas cylinder on fire at village Khambra under Lambra Police Station in the district late last night, police today said.
Superintendent of Police Sarabjeet Singh told UNI that Tarsem Singh killed his wife Binder Kaur (40) his two sons Gurvinder Singh (12) and Harvinder (10) by setting on gas cylinder and tried to give the look of an accident to the crime. He also injured himself to misled police, he added.
He said Tarsem first punctured the gas pipe when eveyone was sleeping and then lit it with fire. The fire followed by a loud blast killed all three members on the spot.
A fight with his wife over some money dispute with someone outside the family was cited as the reason for commiting the crime, the SP said.
A case under section 302 of the IPC was registered against Tarsem and futher investigations were on, he added.