Woman decamps with in-laws' cash, jewellery 16 days after marriage

Updated: 22 November, 2020 14:49 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Ludhiana

When Gurpreet was away at work on November 16, Kamalpreet left saying she needed to pick up her maternal uncle from the bus stand. She never returned

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A 25-year-old newly married woman and her three aides were booked by Punjab's Ludhiana police for stealing Rs 18,000 in cash and jewellery from her in-laws' house. The incident took place in Sidhwan Kalan on November 16.

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According to a report in Hindustan Times, the accused have been identified as Kamalpreet Kaur of Dodhar village, Moga; and Tejinder Pal of Gholiya Khurd village, Moga. Their two accomplices remain unidentified. The police filed an FIR following the statement of Kamalpreet's father-in-law Kulwant Singh of Sidhwan Kalan.

In his complaint, Singh said that his son Gurpreet Singh married Kamalpreet on November 1. While Gurpreet was away at work on November 16, Kamalpreet left saying she needed to pick up her maternal uncle from the bus stand. However, she never returned.

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When the family looked for her, locals told them that they saw Kamalpreet leaving with three men in a car. Later, the complainant realised Rs 18,000 in cash and jewellery were missing from the house.

Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Anwar Masih, who is investigating the case said that a case under Sections 380 (theft in dwelling house, etc) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code had been lodged against the woman and her accomplices at the Jagraon Sadar police station. A hunt has been launched to arrest the accused.

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First Published: 22 November, 2020 02:49 IST

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