In a shocking incident, a man in Gurugram was held for allegedly killing his business partner and his own wife on Friday. According to reports, the accused Harnek Singh was unable to pay a loan of Rs. 40 lakh over which he killed his business partner and later his wife after she backtracked on her promise to commit suicide together.
The accused Harnek Singh had taken a loan from Jaskaran Singh but despite repeated reminders, refused to pay him back, said police. After which Jaskaran went to his business partner's home in DLF Phase 2 on October 14. As soon he reached, the accused Harnek, his wife Gurmehar Kaur and their friend tied him up and killed him.
According to Subhash Bokan, the public relations officer of Gurgaon Police, the accused along with his wife and friend then chopped Jaskaran's body into 24 to 25 pieces, stuffed it into two plastic bags and left for their hometown of Ludhiana. "The accused kept throwing the body pieces at isolated places on the road en route Ludhiana," Mr Bokan said.
After returning to Gurugram, Harnek felt that they would be caught so he convinced his wife to commit suicide together. But when she denied, Harnek Singh allegedly slit her throat on the night of October 22 and also inflicted injuries on himself to mislead the police.
He cooked up a story to fool the police into believing that his wife’s murder was a case of robbery. However, the police were not convinced with the story and took him for an interrogation. During the probe, Harnek Singh accepted that he had killed his wife while revealing his involvement in the murder of his business partner Jaskaran Singh, India Today reported.
"When he (Harnek) was interrogated at length, he confessed to the murders," Mr Bokan said. “We have arrested the accused and produced him before a local court. The court granted him in police custody for two days,” India Today reported the police official as saying.