Candlelight vigil in memory of ‘slain’ Sikh homemaker


The family of Prabjhot Kaur, a Sikh lady whose body was found hanging at her in-laws home past week at Mehjoor Nagar area, Friday staged a candlelight protest here accusing her in-laws of ‘murdering’ her in cold blood.

The family of slain Sikh lady staged a candlelight protest at press colony Srinagar.
KL image by Bilal Bahadur

The family and relatives of the slain Sikh women assembled at press colony holding candles and placards which read “we want Justice”, “Punish the culprits”, “Justice for Pooja”, demanded justice for the slain woman.

The protesters including some females who could be seen beating their chest amidst crying alleged that the deceased lady was murdered by her in-laws for not fulfilling their dowry demand.

“It has been one week since her body was found, however, the police has not been able to make any arrest so far, no investigation was carried into the matter. We went to police station many times seeking a copy of the forensic report which was denied by police,” said a relative of a deceased lady.

Prabjoot, a mother of one child was married before six years, was found hanged at her room in Mehjoor Nagar on Thursday. later the family claimed that she was killed by her in-laws.

“We want to know the truth about what actually happened that day,” said one of the protesting relative.

The protesters appealed Governor, N.N Vohra, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir and other higher-ups in Governor Administration to look into the issue.

“We want justice, our protest against the cold-blooded murder of our daughter Prabjhot will continue till all the culprits involved in the crime are brought to justice. We cannot see killers to roam freely,” said a relative of Prabjhot.

Meanwhile, an official from the concerned police station said that the case under registration number 174, crpc, has been registered and further investigations have been taken up.

“We are investigating the cause of the death, and the medical report of the deceased lady is still pending.


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