Demanding the registration of a case against the death of a woman,Kulwinder Kaur,residents of Sadiq village in Faridkot district on Thursday held a massive protest outside the city police station,throwing traffic out of gear.
According to the police,Kulwinder (40) was married for 22 years to a Faridkot resident a government teacher. The couple has four children with their eldest daughter being 18. On February 20,Kulwinder reportedly went missing. Her parents claim that the same day,they found her clothes near a canal,which is located just outside the town.
The victims father,Labh Singh,said: My daughter has been killed by her in-laws. But the police have not registered a case of murder against Kulwinders husband or her in-laws. She was under constant pressure from her in-laws to bring more dowry. They used to beat her up.
We fear that either they have killed her and thrown her into the canal or they have forced her to commit suicide.
When contacted,Kotwali SHO Narinder Singh said: As per law,till the time we have a confirmation that Kulwinder is dead,we cannot register an FIR of murder. Even if she committed suicide,why will she remove her clothes before jumping into the water. We are investigating the case and if her in laws are found guilty,we will book them. But as of now,we have not found any evidence against her in-laws or her husband.