A total of six people have now been charged by Indian Police in connection with the Ravneet Kaur murder. The pregnant Gold Coast nurse was allegedly murdered in Punjab in March 2019. Ravneets’s husband Jaspreet Singh, his mistress Kiranjit Kaur and her sister have all been charged by Indian police. They will now seek extradition papers to get them back to India.
Ravneet Kaur was visiting her parents in Bagge Ke Pipal village in Ferozepur district in Punjab when she went missing on 14th March. Indian investigators say she was on the phone with her husband when she was kidnapped from the street.
While Ms Kaur’s husband Jaspreet Singh was in Australia at the time, the police alleged that he was having an affair and arranged the murder with his alleged mistress Kiranjit Kaur who allegedly flew back to Australia a day after Ms Kaur went missing. Mr Singh and Kiranjit Kaur deny allegations that they were involved in the murder.
The police alleged that Kiranjit Kaur left India after killing Ms Kaur.
“It was around 11:30 am when she called her husband and she just wandered out of the home. The call lasted for around sixteen minutes but she did not come back,” said her brother Jasmeet Singh.
Ms Kaur and her 4-year-old daughter landed in New Delhi on 27th February and stayed in Chandigarh with her husband’s parents until 3rd March before she came to see her parents. Her body was found 200 km away from her parent’s village, dumped in the Bhakra Canal on March 25.
“He (Jaspreet Singh) has an extramarital affair with a woman living in the Gold Coast. That woman travelled to India and along with her sister, kidnapped Ravneet when she was talking to her husband through a video call. The husband asked her to step out of the house and show her around the village,” Mohit Dhawan, the police officer investigating the case told the press.
“We are verifying the call records, CCTV cameras of nearby areas, bank transactions etc. But we have no lead or clue so far. There’s been no ransom call so far,” Mr Dhawan stated.