Husband shoots spouse, mother-in-law on suspicion of infidelity; drives 35 km to homicide Nurmahal youth

The defendant suspected his wife of infidelity (representative image). | Photo credit: iStock Images

Key highlights

  • A man in Ludhiana is said to have shot his wife, mother-in-law and a teenager
  • The defendant is said to have brought his scooter to the youth apartment, where he murdered him

Chandigarh: A man in Ludhiana is said to have opened fire on his wife and mother-in-law. After the incident, the defendant is said to have ridden to Nurmahal and murdered a 25-year-old man there. Allegedly, the defendant suspected his wife of infidelity and that prompted him to attack her.

The defendant has been identified as Jaswinder Singh. Jaswinder, a resident of Patel Nagar, is said to have shot his wife Shivani alias Jaspreet Kaur and his mother-in-law Vandana Likhi. He works as an admissions coordinator at a college in Jalandhar but has not reported for work in the past few days.

Shivani is employed in a jewelry showroom. Shivani and her mother are under treatment at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana and are believed to be in serious condition.

Defendant threatens mother-in-law’s murder

The defendant had an argument with his wife on Monday night and is said to have opened fire on her the next morning. After shooting Shivani, the defendant threatened to murder her mother. Shivani, who sustained a jaw injury, rushed to her mother’s house, but the defendant had already opened fire on her, the Hindustan Times reported.

One bullet struck Likhi’s neck and another hit her in the shoulder. Locals took the injured mother and daughter duo to a hospital and alerted the police.

After attacking the two women, the defendant rode his scooter to Nurmahal. After driving 35 kilometers, the defendant is said to have shot a youth named Rohit.

Deputy Police Commissioner (ACP, West) Gurpreet Singh said that Shivani and Jaswinder got married about 15 years ago. They are parents of a 9 year old boy and a 6 year old girl. Chief Superintendent of Police (SSP, Jalandhar Rural), Naveen Singla, said the defendant had warm relations with Rohit and his family.

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