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    Jail terms follow murder of local woman in India
    Jonathan FowlieVancouver Sun
    Monday, October 24, 2005

    An Indian court has given seven men life sentences in connection with the murder of a 25-year-old Maple Ridge woman five years ago, the Tribune News Service of India has reported.

    Jaswinder Kaur was killed in 2000 after she and her new husband were attacked while riding a scooter in India, allegedly because her family did not approve of the man she married.

    Kaur had married a poor Indian rickshaw driver from her mother's home village of Kaunkey in early 1999.

    On June 8, 2000, she and her husband were attacked by four men with sharpened field-hockey sticks and other weapons.

    Kaur's husband Sukhwinder Singh was left for dead, but survived the attack. Kaur was taken away in a car and her body was found the following day in a canal with her throat slit.

    Among those convicted in a Sangrur court on Friday was a head constable of the Punjab police, Tribune reported. The seven men were also ordered to pay a fine of 5,000 rupees, or about $132 Cdn.

    Four of the 11 men who had been charged in the case were acquitted.
    In addition to the seven convictions, police in India have begun extradition proceedings against Jaswinder's mother Malkiat Kaur and her uncle Surjit Singh. The B.C. residents are alleged to have contacted a man in India from Maple Ridge to hire contract killers, according to the Tribune report.

    On Sunday, Cpl. Tom Seaman of the RCMP said the Canadian arm of the investigation into Kaur and Singh is "ongoing" and that officers working on the case will meet today at headquarters to discuss the recent developments.


    © The Vancouver Sun 2005
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