NegativeNews | Woman kills her husband in love affair at Mohali
Unemployed husband who loved lavish lifestyle and forced wife to give property to him, frequent fights, physical abuse and infidelity turned a 35-year-old Seerat Kaur into a murderer.
“He used to beat me,” was what Seerat told the police after she was arrested for shooting Ekam Singh Dhillon (39) and then bundling his body into a suitcase from which it was later recovered.
Seerat, a graduate, got married to Ekam, son of Jaspal Singh, a human rights activist and sympathiser of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, in 2003. Ekam was then employed with a tea estate in Assam. In 2006, she gave birth to her son Gurnawas Singh and in 2012, to her daughter Humaira.
“Paise bahut barbad karta tha (he used to waste money a lot),” was the candid reply of the mother of two, who is also the niece of former Congress MLA from Sardulgarh Ajit Inder Singh Mofar. Mofar lost in the recent Vidhan Sabha elections to a SAD candidate.
Seerat’s father Captain Gurprem Singh had died in 1985 in an accident while he was serving in the army. Her grandfather Ranjeet Singh Brar was very close to Giani Zail Singh, former President of India.
Seerat’s brother, Vinay Partap Singh owns 200 acres of land in Abul Khurana village in Malout sub-division of Muktsar. In 2007, Vinay had contested assembly elections against Mofar, but had lost.
Owing to dispute over share in this land, Vinay threw Seerat and her mother Jaswinder Kaur out of the house and thus, Jaswinder was living with the couple since their marriage.
A shady past
After leaving his job in the tea estate, Ekam had started his stone crusher and construction business in Nayagaon in SAS Nagar, but that did not work. He had even started an eatery in Sector 39, which saw the same fate. He was now planning into venturing into liquor contractor business.
Ekam had worked with Punjab Agrotech and Markfed as well. While working with Punjab Agrotech, Ekam had floated a firm in the name of Seerat Dhillon – Global Agri Venture and thus, her name had figured in the multi-crore Citrus Council scam.
Ekam was senior manager of the Citrus Council and was accused of siphoning off money to fake firms. The firm had shown business worth ₹1.15 crore and had come up with its manufacturing plants in Mangat and Mudadpura villages in Ludhiana.