A 35-year-old man on Monday killed his uncle as he was allegedly having an illicit relationship with his aunt.
The incident happened at Bherumunna village near Sahnewal. The deceased was identified as Sita Ram, 45, who was allegedly killed with sharp-edged weapons by Chetan.
Reportedly, Chetan had an illicit relationship with Raj Kumari, wife of Sita Ram and mother of seven.
When the victim came to know about the relationship, he had regular tiffs with the accused earlier as well.
On Monday late, Sita Ram was returning from the market when Chetan allegedly attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon.
Sita Ram’s son Chandan heard screams of his father and ran to him but could not save him.
On being informed, the Sahnewal police reached the spot and initiated investigation. The police suspected Raj Kumari of hatching a conspiracy.
The police handed the body to the relatives after a post-mortem was conducted at the Civil Hospital. A case was registered against the accused under sections 302 (murder) and 120-B (conspiracy) of the IPC.
ASI Kashmir Singh said as per preliminary investigation, the accused had an illicit relationship with Raj Kumari, and probably she was also involved in the conspiracy to kill her husband.