Ferozepur, February 4. Five years after she had eloped, the body of Gurmeet Kaur, who belonged to Basti Kesar Singh Wala, was found floating in the Sutlej near Jalloke village today.
The Ferozepur police has booked Akali sarpanch Surjit Singh and Jaswant Singh on the complaint of deceased’s brother Shingara Singh for keeping the girl in illegal custody and thereafter eliminating her. Shingara Singh told the police that five years ago he had sought Surjit Singh’s help to reach a compromise with a party in connection with a police case.
Thereafter, Surjit Singh started frequenting his house and lured his sister into a relationship on the promise of getting her a job. Sources said Gurmeet went missing from her house in 2008. Surjit Singh allegedly arranged her marriage with Jaswant Singh though the girl continued to live with him. Senior Superintendent of Police Varinder Pal Singh said the girl’s body was identified by her father and other family members.