Phagwara police today arrested one more suspect in the murder case of an elderly woman, Satnam Kaur, who was strangulated at her house in Adarsh Nagar in Phagwara on Friday evening.
Phagwara police superintendent Mandeep Singh confirmed this and informed the gathered press today that the arrested suspect was identified as Anju Rani, a resident of Daduwal village.
Earlier, the police had arrested Satnam Kaur’s daughter-in-law Harjot Kaur and her accomplice Vikram Singh of Sarhali village on Sunday who were then paraded before judicial magistrate in Phagwara on Monday evening. Both have been kept in Police custody for two days. The SP said the third accused Anju would be produced before court on Tuesday.
He said the reason behind the murder was a property dispute. Satnam lived alone at her house after the death of her husband.
One of her sons died in 2017 and his wife Harjot was living in Daduwal village. SP Mandeep Singh said Harjot had confessed to her crime and told the police that she and Vikram went to Satnam’s house on Friday evening and strangled her after having tea with her.
Earlier, when nothing was found missing, the police suspected that personal enmity might be the reason behind the murder. The SP said the main accused, Harjot Kaur, had hired the other two for the crime