Identified as Sher Singh, of Dasuya town, 190 km from Chandigarh, was arrested following a complaint by his wife, Paramjit Kaur, for murdering his own daughter and severely injuring her boyfriend after finding them in a objectionable position in his house.
The wife told the police, after 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, 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 and was taken to a private hospital.
Sher Singh then returned home and strangulated his daughter to death.
Gurjit Kaur, who had completed a teachers' training course from Jammu, had fallen in love with Gagandeep, a resident of Umra Mari village.