In a horrific news coming from Punjab, a woman kidnapped a cop’s 2.5-year-old daughter over personal issues and enmity and later buried her alive. The deceased minor girl was identified as the daughter of police constable Harpreet Singh who is posted in IRB (India Reserve Battalion)’s 3rd Battalion. The accused, Neelam, kidnapped the minor daughter and took her on her scooter to a vacant plot. There, the accused buried the 2-and-a-half-year-old girl. Although the police were able to zero-down on the location of the girl, and rushed her to the hospital, she was pronounced dead at the hospital.
It should be noted that a similar news was reported from the state back in June this year. A headless body of a man was found buried near former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s farmhouse.
According to the National Crimes Records Bureau (NCRB) Punjab saw a 13% increase in crime cases in 2020. The statistic was alarming as 2020 saw a nation-wide massive lockdown enforced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, as many as 82,875 cases were registered in the state under various IPC sections compared to that of 72,855 cases registered in 2019.
Interestingly, the state also saw a 40% fall in FIRs related to drugs with 6,909 cases registered under the NDPS (Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act). Given that Punjab has been the epicenter of drug abuse and drug related crimes, the drop was seen as a welcome sign.
Meanwhile, crimes continue to occur in the state, with the recent one enough to send shiver down one’s spine.
The Facts of the Matter
How far can one go to avenge their personal enmity? A woman in Punjab Ludhiana went to an extreme that is irredeemable. 35-year-old Neelam kidnapped the 2.5-year-old daughter of a police constable Harpreet Singh over petty issues. The minor girl was identified as Dilroze Kaur and was the daughter of a cop posted in IRB’s 3rd Battalion.
Following enmity over petty issues, the woman kidnapped the young girl, took her to a vacant plot and ended up burying her alive. The minor girl was taken on a scooter by the accused to the Salem Tabri region.
Family Contacts Police, CCTV Footage Investigated
Meanwhile, when the girl was nowhere to be found, the family contacted the police. The police swung into action and started interrogating the people nearby. They also started investigating the CCTV footage from the locality where Dilroze had disappeared from.
Accused Found on CCTV Taking Victim on Scooter
While investigating the footages, the accused was captured taking Dilroze away on her scooter. Following the lead, the police zeroed in the location of the accused and detained her. Following the interrogation, Neelam confessed to burying the two-and-a-half-year-old daughter of the Punjab police officer. She also revealed the exact location where Dilroze was buried.
Police Exumes Dilroze, Declared Dead
The police soon exhumed the girl and rushed her to the hospital. However, the young girl had already succumbed to the incident and was declared dead.
A Times of India report quoted the Joint Commissioner opf Police J. Elanchezhian saying, “Neelam took Dilroze to the Salem Tabri area and buried the girl in a vacant plot. Meanwhile at around 3:15 when the family could not find Dilroze, they contacted the police.”
Neighbour kidnapped & killed a 2.5-year-old girl due to enmity, in Ludhiana, Punjab
Accused was taken into custody, where she confessed to having buried the child on a farm. Child was then recovered & sent to DMC Hospital but was declared dead: J Elanchezhian, Joint Commissioner pic.twitter.com/evQt0Z8aFe
— ANI (@ANI) November 29, 2021
Small Argument Led to Horrific Crime
Meanwhile during the interrogation, it was revealed that the accused had no major issues with the victim’s family. Back in 2005 Neelam had gotten divorced and had been living with her parents and two sons. There were instances when kids from the locality fought with Neelam’s sons and complained to Neelam about the same.
This led to Neelam thinking that she and her sons were being targeted. There was also an instance where the accused had an argument with Dilroze’s parents. Neelam took the argument to heart and to settle the score, she kidnapped Dilroze and buried her alive.
A case has been filed against Neelam under Section 364 (Kidnapping or abducting in order to murder) of the Indian Penal Code.