Preliminary investigation suggested that Sandeep’s family had fixed a date for his wedding in December against his wishes. The police recovered a suicide note from his room but refused to share the content, saying investigation was in progress.
The deceased are: Sandeep’s 70-year-old grandmother Gurdeep Kaur, father Manjeet Singh (55), mother Binder Kaur (50), sister Amanjot Kaur (33) and her daughter Maneet Kaur (3). Sources said Sandeep’s sister Amanjot had fixed his marriage, which angered him. So, he brought her from Shehzadi village in Ferozepur district to his house and killed her along with other family members.
Besides taking into custody the weapon with which the crime was committed, the police have registered a case under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC and relevant sections of the arms Act against Sandeep at the Samalsar police station.