Saranjit continued to allegedly abuse his wife.
During a murder investigation, a Punjabi farmer from Tajpur village in Raikot, Ludhiana was arrested on Saturday, January 14, 2023, for allegedly poisoning his wife.
The accused Punjabi farmer has been identified as Saranjit Singh.
The First Information Report (FIR) was lodged based on the statement of Amarjit Kaur, mother of the victim Jaswinder Kaur, aged 31.
According to Amarjit, Jaswinder and Saranjit had been married for seven and a half years.
During their marriage, Amarjit claimed that he used to torture and abuse Jaswinder mentally and physically for being unable to bear a child.
It was reported that Jaswinder did not disclose the reality of her marriage with Saranjit to her mother until January 1, 2023.
The complainant added that on January 10, 2023, the accused assaulted her daughter again.
She spoke to Saranjit over the phone and asked him not to repeat this behaviour.
Despite hoping for a change in the marriage, Saranjit continued to allegedly abuse his wife.
Amarjit Kaur added that on January 11, 2023, Saranjit told her over the phone that Jaswinder had slipped in the bathroom and lost consciousness.
Saranjit informed his mother-in-law that he alerted their neighbours who came to their home to help pick Jaswinder up from the bathroom floor and put her onto a bed.
Upon finding this out, she immediately told her relative, named Harmel Singh and both her daughter and son, Gurmeet Kaur and Sukhchain Singh.
Amarjit rushed to their house with her children and relatives.
She said she found her daughter lying unconscious on the bed and froth emitting from her mouth and nose.
On being asked how such a severe illness occurred to his wife, Saranjit appeared dumbfounded and confused.
Acting surprised, he said she might have suffered an epileptic fit.
However, Saranjit was reluctant to inform the relevant authorities and told his wife’s family that with time, she would get better.
However, Amarjit insisted something was drastically wrong and rushed her daughter to a hospital.
Despite the efforts of doctors, Jaswinder died on January 13, 2023.
Police official Gurmeet Singh is the investigating officer of Amarjit Kaur’s complaint against Saranjit Singh.
Gurmeet Singh said the complainant claimed that the accused had fatally poisoned her daughter intentionally.
A murder case was lodged and Saranjit Singh has since been arrested.
The investigation is ongoing to determine the true cause of death and why Saranjit allegedly murdered his wife.