Missing Ludhiana woman case: Belgian police may question Akali MLA in ‘murder’ probe

A two-member team from Belgium will be in Punjab from May 16 to 25 to probe the suspected murder of Jagwinder Kaur, who hailed from Dakha village in Ludhiana district.

Written by Navjeevan Gopal | Chandigarh | Published:May 16, 2016 2:31 am

SAD MLA Rajwinder Kaur is likely to be questioned by Belgian investigators in connection with the suspected murder of a woman from Punjab, who was reported missing in that country in 2012.

A two-member team from Belgium will be in Punjab from May 16 to 25 to probe the suspected murder of Jagwinder Kaur, who hailed from Dakha village in Ludhiana district.

Besides Rajwinder, MLA from Nihal Singh Wala constituency in Moga district, the Belgian investigators will question Jagwinder’s relatives.

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According to the Belgian probe, Jagwinder was married to Kewal Singh, from Bhagike village in Moga district. The couple divorced in 2012, after which Jagwinder went missing. The Belgian authorities have charged Jagwinder’s husband Kewal Singh and one Kakania Parminder Singh with voluntary manslaughter and slapped arrest warrants against them. Both have denied the charges.

The missing report was filed with the Belgian police on September 4, 2012, by Jagwinder’s acquaintance Nathalie Dunkelmen.

According to the probe, “Analysis of mobile phone details… has led to police to believe that she might have been killed.”

A note in connection with the case read, “Parents of Jagwinder Singh and Kewal Singh, other relatives and persons connected with the events of the matter are residing in Punjab, India. Therefore Belgium authorities want further probe to be conducted in India.” The Belgian government had also sent a letter rogatory to the Indian government.

When contacted, Rajwinder, who also resides in Bhagike village, said, “A man from the village went to Belgium. Something happened there about which I do not know much. I do not know if the woman was murdered… Perhaps they (investigators) want to speak to me because the family (of Kewal Singh) belongs to my village.”

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