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Supreme Court convicted 4 for life imprisonment in murder case of an NRI girl

An NRI girl from Canada and an auto driver, who was from Punjab, fell in love with each other and the girl left her parents place and got married to the auto driver in India. Their love story was cut short by the girl’s mother when she interfered and hired a few contract killers and got her daughter murdered post 1 year of their marriage. Malkiat Kaur the mother of the girl could not accept that her well educated daughter had got married an auto driver and so along with her brother she had given “supari” to few people in 2000 to kill her own daughter. Punjab Police officer had given the details of the killers to the mother and everything was managed by her from Canada itself.

Supreme Court with the bench headed by Justice UU Lalit and Justice Madam B Lokur sentenced 3 killers along with 1 police officer to life imprisonment for murder of the girl.  But the pronounced offenders, mother and the maternal uncle of the girl could not be caught by the police. Jaswinder Kaur, the girl who was murdered lived in Canada with her parents and had come to India on a trip and fell in love with Sukhwinder, an auto driver, and they got a court marriage on 15 April 1999 but her parents were against her decision and her maternal uncle too did not support it so she had come to India leaving Canada.

Later Jaswinder’s mother faxed a forged letter to Punjab Police against Sukwinder with the help of accomplice police officer and thus an FIR was lodged against Sukwinder and confined Jaswinder illegally. Jaswinder’s mother forced her to return back to Canada leaving Sukwinder but she did not budge to it and so her mother made a conspiracy to kill Jaswinder and so hired the contract killers who while Jaswinder was travelling along with her husband killed Jaswinder on 8 June 2000 but Sukwinder was injured and survived the attack. After seeing the telephonic evidence court convicted the police officer too who was in touch with the mother of the girl in Canada via telephone.

by Sushma Javare.