An ex-serviceman on Monday hacked his daughter to death reportedly when she admitted to having an affair with a boy from another community in his face, at their house in Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar here.
Harpreet Kaur (20), a BCom-2 student, died on the spot after being hit repeatedly with a sharp-edged weapon. Her elder sister Gurpreet Kaur (22), a BTech student, was injured in her attempt to save Harpreet. The family comes under the Scheduled Caste category.
Police have arrested the accused father, Bant Singh (54).
Dhuri SHO Harjinder Singh said by the time police reached the spot, Harpreet was dead and her profusely-bleeding sister Gurpreet was rushed to a hospital. He said as per the statements of the family members, Bant Singh came to know about Harpreet’s love affair with a boy from another community. When he confronted Harpreet on the issue, she admitted to her relation, which angered her father.
In a fit of rage, he picked an axe and attacked Harpreet repeatedly. Harpreet’s elder sister Gurpreet tried to save her and got injured. At the time of the incident, the mother and brother of Harpreet were at a neighbour’s house. By the time they reached the scene, it was too late.
The SHO said Bant Singh has been booked for murder and attempt to murder.
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