The murder case of four-year-old Manpreet Kaur took a shocking turn on Monday when the investigations revealed that accused Manoj Kumar kidnapped and murdered the girl with the help of Sunita,mother of the child.
Both the accused have confessed to the crime.
The police officers were shocked when Manoj,the main accused,confessed that he committed the crime in connivance with the victims mother.
She admitted that she abducted and killed her own daughter to extort Rs 5 lakh from her husband Gurpreet Singh. Both were arrested by the police.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) city-1 Nilambari Jagdale said Manoj,a resident of Kishan Gunj of Bihar,had illicit relations with Sunita when he lived as a tenant in their Amarpura area.
Gurpreet Singh,husband of Sunita,threw Manoj out of the house and also shifted from Amarpura to Jagatpuri.
Police said that Sunita had already told about her affair to Gurpreet and demanded Rs 5 lakh for leaving him but he refused to give money.
On November 23,Manoj Kumar took the child and made a ransom call to Gurpreet Singh who in turn called the police, said the ADCP.
The accused drowned the child in a tubewell and dumped the body in a vacant plot which was found on late Sunday evening by the police.
Gurpreet married Sunita five years ago and Manpreet was born. Earlier,Sunita had three marriages and she divorced all three husbands.
Sunita was aware that Gurpreet loves his daughter a lot and thus will give money. But he informed the police and they killed the girl, said the ADCP.
For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App now