Khap threatens parents of Jawan ‘murdered’ by wife, paramour
Balwan Singh and his wife, parents of Pawan Singh, on Tuesday approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking police protection from the Khap Panchayat members.
The Khap Panchayats have allegedly ordered the parents to withdraw a complaint they filed in a Jind court demanding a probe into the murder of their son. The duo has been given 15 days’ time failing which “they will have to face dire consequences”.
The Khap orders came after the Indian Army authorities refused to grant benefits on account of the Jawan’s death to his wife or son till the finalisation of the criminal case submitted by the couple in the Jind court.
The Jawan’s parents have accused their daughter-in-law, a resident of Alewa village in Jind, and her alleged paramour of having poisoned their son in 2011 - they had got married in 2006 - when he came home on leave. The couple alleged that they gave a representation to the Superintendent of Police (SP), Jind, demanding probe into the murder, but to no avail.
They then submitted a complaint in a local court in Jind following which the Army authorities to withhold the benefits till the Jind court passed an order. Later, their daughter-in-law
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