EIGHT MONTHS after the sensational murder case of Amandeep Kaur, a local court on Tuesday sentenced main accused Gurmeet Singh alias Gora to 14-year jail and his cousin Angrez Singh to three-year jail. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh on Gora and Rs 5,000 on Angrez.
While pronouncing the sentence, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge P P Singh found Gurmeet Singh guilty under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and Angrez Singh under Section 29 of the Arms Act.
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Gurmeet was booked by the local police on January 12 this year when he shot dead his one-time acquaintance Amandeep in Phase V near Cheema hospital after she turned down his proposal to marry him. Amandeep was going to the market with her three friends when Gurmeet met her and after a brief altercation, shot her dead with a .32 bore licensed revolver.
Gurmeet used the revolver which was registered in the name of his cousin Angrez. After the recovery of the weapon, the police also booked Angrez under various sections of the Arms Act at Phase I police station.
Gurmeet who belongs to Razzowal village in Ferozepur district wanted to marry Amandeep who belonged to nearby Dholewal village in the same district. Families of both were opposed to their marriage as both were from different castes. Gurmeet belongs to Jat Sikh family while Amandeep came from a Kamboj family.
Both Gurmeet and Amandeep were classmates in school. After completing her Masters of Business Administration, Amandeep came to Mohali and joined
training classes at a private institute in Sector 45, Chandigarh, on January 3. She lived with her friends in a rented accommodation in Phase V.
Amandeep’s father Kulvir Singh was present in the court on Tuesday. He said that he was happy that the court had convicted the accused in eight months but Gurmeet should get harsher punishment than this.