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Punjab: Man hacks woman to death with axe, then shoots video near her body

India TV News Desk Ludhiana 29 May 2017, 14:56:19 IST
India TV News Desk

In a horrifying incident, a 40-year-old woman was axed to death by a young man in full public view in Punjab’s Kila Raipur village, around 30 km from Ludhiana. 

The incident happened on Sunday morning, when the woman, Sarbjit Kaur, was on her way back to home. The accused Maninder Singh repeatedly attacked Sarbjitwith axe near her neck and chest until she died. 

Maninder then took out his phone and made made a video of himself near the body of the woman who was lying in a pool of blood. 

The accused informed the police control room after the incident, Deputy Commissioner Police, Ludhiana, Dhruman Nimbley said. 

He was arrested and a case was registered at police station Dehlon on the complaint of Lakhwinder Kaur, daughter of the deceased, he said. 

During the preliminary investigations, it came to light that the victim knew about the alleged affair of Maninder Singh with another woman of the same village. 

Accused claimed that the victim was allegedly blackmailing him and his lover on this issue. Fed up with the alleged harassment, he decided to kill her, police said.