Upset over illicit affair, man axes daughter, beheads her paramour
Ludhiana: A 55-year-old man in a village near Ludhiana murdered his married daughter and the man she was in a relationship with, allegedly because he was ashamed of their live-in relationship.
The accused, Gurmail Singh of Bhaini Doaba village, about 30 km from Ludhiana, axed his daughter Balwinder Kaur, 35, and beheaded her partner Kuldeep Chabra, 40 with a sword while they were sleeping in a room on Monday night. He then took their bodies to a village square in a cart and left them there for everyone to see.
Police said the bodies were mutilated as Gurmail kept hitting the two with the axe even after they had died. He told cops that the couple had brought “disrepute” to the family. According to the FIR filed against Gurmail, Balwinder had married an auto driver, Harminder Singh, about 17 years ago and had two children with him, a 14-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son.
Police said that Balwinder was not happy in her marriage and in 2013, she moved in with Kuldeep, who was her husband’s friend. ADCP Rajveer Singh Boparai said, “Gurmail has confessed to the killing. He wanted to behead his daughter as well but couldn’t find the courage.”
Man stabbed and hacked to death in crowded BMTC bus
Trio followed 45-yr-old into bus near Electronics City, killed him and then asked driver to stop| Bangalore Mirror Bureau
The passengers of a crowded BMTC bus witnessed a grisly murder on Wednesday. Three men hacked to death a 45-year-old man in front of their eyes in the moving BMTC bus on Hosur Road at Konappana Agrahara near Electronics City. The murder is said to have been a result of a personal tussle.
The trio had allegedly chased the victim, forcing him to board the bus to flee from them. The assailants too boarded the bus at Konappana Agrahara. They took a look at all the passengers, identified their target and brandished the weapons. The victim, Suresh alias Seetharam, originally from Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh, tried to escape from the bus, but the attempt was in vain as the central door was locked.
Within a matter of minutes, as the passengers looked on, they indiscriminately stabbed and hacked the victim with the machete and knife. Blood splattered on some of the passengers and the person sitting right next to the victim is said to be in a state of shock. They were unable to stop or catch the accused as all were fearing for their lives. When Suresh collapsed, the accused confirmed he was dead before approaching the driver and forced him to open the door to escape.
Police said the killers are related to the victim. They believe a suspected illicit relationship could be one of the reasons for the murder.
Among the three accused, one is said to be around 60 years of age and the other two are in their midtwenties. Suresh was staying in Hosakote and was working as a daily wage labourer.
The accused went in search of Suresh in the morning to Hosakote, so the victim came to Athibele. Sensing danger to his life, he boarded the BMTC bus, coming from Anekal towards the city around 9.20 am. He was seated in one of the seats behind. “When the bus stopped at the Konappana Agrahara bus stop, the three accused boarded it. The bus started off and the accused spotted their target. The trio talked to the victim in Telugu and pulled out the weapons from a hand bag. They attacked him mercilessly. None of the passengers could move out of fear as the accused were brandishing the weapons,” said a police officer.
The officer said they came to the front of the bus wielding the blood-stained weapons, threatening the passengers all the while. “They threatened the bus driver Sanjeev, asking him to stop the bus. The driver and the conductor Naraf and the other passengers reported the matter to the police,” he said.
The Electronics City police shifted the victim to a nearby private hospital. Suresh was declared brought dead and the body was shifted for the post-mortem. The police found a mobile phone on the victim and through the phone numbers in the phone, they managed to reach his wife and son.
Suresh’s wife and son were in Bengaluru at the time of the incident. The family does not have a fixed place to stay. The victim’s wife and son are road-side plastic flower sellers and had come to Bengaluru to purchase the flowers. The wife and son have given their statements to the police. Based on their statements, the police have got clues on the accused and the possible reasons behind the murder.
The police have also recorded the statements of the bus driver, the conductor and some passengers, who were in the close range of the murder.