Acid attack case solved

News Item: The Times of India

'Sister involved in acid attack'

30 Aug 2007, 0143 hrs IST,TNN

AMRITSAR: Police claim to have solved the mystery behind the acid attack on two girls — Sharanjit Kaur alias Sonia and Ekta — some days back. According to SSP Kanwar Vijay Partap Singh, it was Sonia’s sister Paramjit Kaur who had connived with her paramour, an Army jawan, to throw acid on her since Paramjit did not want Sonia to marry her boyfriend.

Talking to media persons on Wednesday, Singh said police had arrested Jagroop Singh alias Banti, who is serving in the Army at Karmroop in Assam, and his accomplice Gaurav Kalyani alias Bali.

Giving details of the incident, he said Banti was brother-in-law of Sonia’s brother Jaswant Singh and had an affair with Paramjit Kaur, while Sonia had a love affair with one Ranjit alias Jeetu. None of the sisters liked each other’s boyfriends and were opposed to their marriage in the family.

On August 17, Paramjit informed Banti that her sister Sonia would be coming from village Mallanwali to her beauty parlour in Gumtala. Banti, along with Balli, was waiting for Sonia in the village. When Sonia and Ekta reached the village, Balli threw acid on Sonia, and then took the evening train for Guwahati.


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