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‘Husband hired contract killer’ in Mohali teacher’s murder

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TPE Correspondent

Mohali, December 21

Contract killer allegedly hired by the husband of the teacher who was shot dead in front of her five-year-old daughter outside a school in Kharar in Mohali district earlier this month was arrested on Saturday, police said. The 40-year-old Jaswinder Singh was arrested from Bathinda district, Mohali SSP Kuldeep Chahal told reporters here.

Sarabjit Kaur, in her early 30s was shot dead when she was parking her scooter outside the school on December 5. Her husband Harvinder Singh was the prime suspect. Jaswinder, a native of Bathinda, was hired as a contract killer allegedly by Harvinder for killing his wife, the SSP said. Jaswinder was given Rs 1 lakh as advance and promised the remaining Rs 5 lakh after the murder, Chahal said.

A .32 bore licensed weapon, cartridges and a four-wheeler used in the crime had been recovered from Jaswinder’s possession, he said.

The SSP said both Jaswinder and Harvinder knew each other. He said Harvinder was most probably out of the country and efforts were being made to trace him.

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