The police found loopholes in the father’s story as he kept changing his statement about the sequence of the incident.
Police, quoting her relatives, said she was depressed after the death of her husband. Doctors attending on her said her condition was stable.
Harbans Singh alias Chhinda of Bhagta Bhai Ka area of Bathinda allegedly strangulated Manpreet Kaur and cremated her an hour later.
Harbans Singh alias Chhinda of Bhagta Bhai Ka area of Bathinda allegedly strangulated Manpreet Kaur on April 23 and cremated her an hour later.
Police said they had received a call from a person who claimed that he killed Suresh Arockiasamy for marrying his sister and bringing shame upon their family.
Bhola Singh had surrendered at the local police station and expressed regret that his daughter survived the attack, police had said.
Beerpal Kaur (22) of Burjgil village in Bathinda eloped with Baljeet Singh (23), an electrician from the same village in January this year. The couple, since then, lived in Hadaiya village in Barnala.
On Thursday morning, body of Aarti was found lying on a bed inside her house located at Naholi village under mysterious circumstances. A few injury marks were also spotted around her neck.
Batala Superintendent of Police, Pardeep Malik, said that while Nargis was a Mazhabi Sikh, Ravi was a Christian.
The accused, according to police, are the relatives of the victim’s classmate. They had allegedly kidnapped and strangled the boy before burying him.
The accused confessed to have killed his daughter Shivani as she was adamant to marry the youth of her choice.
After preliminary investigation, police suspected it to be a case of honour killing as the boy had reportedly eloped with a minor girl from Muslim community in Ahmednagar.
Police have also arrested the Jaunpur resident with whom the girl was having an affair. The youth, a Dalit, works as a tailor.
The victim’s father was visiting a relative in Muzaffarnagar when the incident happened.
A murder case was registered after the recovery of the body but no arrest has been made yet.