Nakodar, October 29. Enraged over love affair of her teenaged daughter, a woman strangulated the girl at her residence at Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar here today.
Shinder, mother of 16-year-old Simranjit, was assisted be her son Lovepreet Singh in the crime.
Police inspector Surinderpal Singh said someone called me up to tell me about the matter.
A police party subsequently reached the spot and barged into the house. The cops noticed the body of a girl lying on the bed. There were impressions of strangulation on the neck, the inspector said.
He said that it seemed that the accused used a piece of cloth to strangle the girl.
After taking the body in custody, the police searched the house and later arrested mother Shinder, who was hiding in the room. Deceased’s brother Lovepreet Singh, who assisted her mother in the crime, was also nabbed by the police.
During preliminary interrogation, both the accused confessed to the crime. They revealed that the girl had relations with the boy, which was not acceptable to the family.
Informed sources said the mother had asked her daughter to stay away from the youth who lived in the same locality.
This morning, the mother again scolded Simran, which led to heated arguments between them.
In a fit of rage, the duo strangled the girl to death, the sources added.
A case under Sections 302, 34 and 26 of the IPC has been registered against both the accused, the Inspector said.