Kulwinder Sandhu, Tribune News Service
Moga, February 28. The husband of Harpreet Kaur, a computer teacher, who was shot at in a Moga village on Monday by two unidentified assailants has been booked by the local police on charges of attempt to murder his wife.
An FIR has been registered against her husband Gurajit Singh and five unknown persons. Gurajit is settled in Canada.
A few unidentified gunmen fired shots at and injured Harpreet when she was going to her home in Ludhiana on a car on Monday. She is working at Government High School at Raonta village in Nihalsinghwala sub-division of Moga district.
She received two gun shots - one in her right eye and another in the right leg. She is undergoing treatment at the DMC hospital in Ludhiana.
Harvinder Singh, SHO, Nihalsinghwala police station, said a criminal case has been registered on the basis of the statement of the injured woman.
“She has stated that her husband, who lives in Canada, does not want to take her with him, while she insisted on going. He hired the killers to eliminate her,” the SHO said.
Preliminary findings revealed that Harpreet was married to Gurajit Singh, who hails from Raonta village and settled in Canada. Harpreet has claimed that after returning to Canada, she discovered that her husband had married another woman and now wanted her out of his life, the SHO said.
“We have searched the residence of Harpreet’s in-laws at their village, but found no one as the entire family lives in Canada.
We are searching for the youths hired by Gurajit who fired at Harpreet,” he added.