Tarn Taran, November 8, 2023: As per media reports, in a tragic and shocking incident, three members of a family were allegedly strangled to death at their house at Tung village on Patti-Harike road here on Tuesday night.
According to the news published in The Tribune, the deceased have been identified as Iqbal Singh, 55; wife Lakhwinder Kaur, 53; and sister-in-law Sita Kaur, 60.
The Incident came to light on Wednesday morning.
Their bodies were found in different rooms. Their hands were tied with ropes before they were done to death.
Tarn Taran SSP Ashwani Kapur, who reached the spot, said, “Preliminary investigation suggests, the trio was killed by their domestic help identified as Ashok of Bihar.”
He said, “Iqbal, along wife and sister-in-law, lived here alone. His son lives in Australia. Ashok had been working with the family for the last around 25 years.”
The SSP said they have”registered a murder case against Ashok, who is currently on the run.
A police official privy to the investigation said, “Prima facie it appears that Ashok got Iqbal drunk following which he called his associates and tied up Iqbal, his wife and sister-in-law before strangulating them to death. It seems the crime was committed with the intention of loot.”