A couple was shot on Saturday afternoon at Madhipur village in Amritsar district in a case of honour killing.

Victims Rajwant Kaur and Harwinder Singh had got married 18 months ago against the wishes of the Rajwant’s family. “Around 3.30pm, a car intercepted their motorcycle and its occupants fired upon them.” said Amritsar (rural) senior superintendent of police Jasdeep Singh, adding: “The woman’s brother, Gurjit Singh, is prime accused and three-to-four other men are his alleged partners in crime.”

Police have recovered four empty shells from the scene of crime and the autopsy report will tell them how many bullets were fired. Rajwant Kaur belonged to Harar Khurd village near Ramdas, while her husband was from Mehdia near Lopoke. “We have come to know that Rajwant’s brother had been keeping an eye on the couple and looking for a chance to kill his sister and her husband,” said the SSP, who also inspected the scene of crime.

A hunt for the accused is on. The case has been registered at Majitha.
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