this prompted the three to come up with a plan to kill Shamsher.
An Indian wife and two of her relatives have had police cases registered against them after they allegedly poisoned her husband during their Diwali meal.
The incident happened in the village of Kussa in Nihal Singh Wala, Punjab.
Police have identified the victim as 40-year-old Shamsher Singh while the suspects include his wife Kulwinder Kaur and her relatives Goldi Singh and Gurdeep Singh.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that Kaur had wanted to go to Malaysia for work but her husband would not allow her. This would result in frequent arguments between the couple.
The couple had been married for fourteen years and had two children.
Shamsher’s mother Manjit Kaur explained that they suspected that her daughter-in-law was responsible for the murder as their marriage was not a happy one.
She said that her family had previously complained about Kaur’s behaviour to her parents but they were not able to solve the problem.
On Diwali, Goldi and Gurdeep had visited Shamsher’s house in an attempt to convince him to let Kulwinder go to Malaysia.
They said that their current financial situation was not great and going abroad for work would improve that. However, Shamsher refused to let his wife go.
Manjit alleged to officers that this prompted the three to come up with a plan to kill Shamsher.
It was reported that Kulwinder had prepared the evening Diwali meal for the family.
She brought out food for her relatives and in-laws first before going back into the kitchen to bring out her husband’s meal.
As Shamsher ate, he started to feel unwell and later started vomiting. While efforts were being made to take him to hospital, Kulwinder and her two relatives left the house.
Manjit claimed that Shamsher was poisoned by his wife and her relatives.
She told officers:
“When he started vomiting, we took him to a local doctor at Lohara village.”
“But he referred him to a private hospital at Nihal Singh Wala where doctors declared him brought dead.”
Manjit added that Shamsher would tell his wife that he would be alone if she were to go to Malaysia.
The victim’s body was sent for a post-mortem, which confirmed he had been poisoned before it was handed over to his family.
A murder case has been registered against the Indian wife, her uncle Gurdeep and his daughter Goldi.
Badhni Police Station SHO Luvpreet Singh said that the three suspects are yet to be arrested but efforts are being made to find out their whereabouts.