Twin murder over elopement
TWIN MURDER OVER ELOPEMENT
Bau Pur Jattan July 9:
Khajan Chand (75) and his son Hari Krishan (50) of this village bordering Pakistan were killed as their kin had eloped with a neighbourhood girl four months ago.
Both were murdered last evening by Jaspal Singh, his two brothers and two others in the street at a spot in front of the house of the deceased. Their fault: Aman, son of deceased Hari, had eloped with Anju Bala, daughter of Jaspal Singh, four months ago and both had married and later approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court for security.
Aman and Anju, whose marriage against the wishes of the father of the girl led to the crime, attended the cremation of Khajan Chand and Hari Krishan. The bodies of the two were cremated after a post-mortem examination. Hari, a junk dealer at Jammu, was murdered by Jaspal, his brothers Tarsem Singh, Lakhbir Singh and two others, identified as Shinder and Darshi.
Hari was murdered within minutes after he reached his village from Jammu and was standing in front of his house. The accused, who were carrying sharp-edged weapons, subsequently attacked Khajan, who was arranging feed for the cattle. Police sources said Khajan and Hari, who suffered serious and multiple injuries, died on the spot. The accused fled from the spot after committing the crime. The bodies were taken to hospital by the police.
Sources added the families of Khajan and Jaspal were living in the houses in the same street. After Aman and Anju married, both families were not on talking terms. Even a quarrel took place between Hari and Jaspal a few weeks ago and the police took preventive action against both.
Police sources said eight policemen had been told to patrol the village to defuse tension after the murders. A case under Sections 302, 323, 452, 148 and 149, IPC, had been registered at Dorangla police station against five persons.