Son kill mother over ‘illicit relations’

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A middle-aged woman was allegedly murdered by her sons at their residence in Chakar village near Jagraon late last night. The deceased has been identified as Karamjit Kaur (40). The incident came to light today morning when both brothers appeared before the police and confessed to have committed the crime.The victim’s illicit relations with a youth of the same village is suspected to be the reason behind the crime. The police have registered a case against the accused brothers – Sukhpal Singh, alias Sukha (20), and his younger brother Jagsir Singh, alias Jassi (18).Karamjit got married to Bhinder Singh 22 years ago. A few years back, Bhinder Singh moved to an Arab nation to earn a livelihood. According to sources, Karamjit developed illicit relations with a youth of the same village after her husband moved abroad.When the victim’s sons came to know about the illicit relations of their mother, they killed her with a sharp-edged weapon, sources added.Hathur SHO Shivkanwal Singh said after the crime the accused threw the crime weapon in a village pond. “The police have arrested the accused after registering a case against them. We have also recovered the weapon used in the crime from the village pond,” said the SHO.

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