The accused had opposed the young woman’s marriage to a poor rickshaw driver.
Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that two of its citizens can be extradited to India for their alleged role in an honour killing 17 years ago.
Team of Punjab Police left for Canada on Sunday to bring them back to India.
Surjit Singh Badesha, 72, and his sister Malkit Kaur Sidhu, 67, are wanted in connection with murder of Malkit’s daughter Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu, who was 25 at time of her death.
Jaswinder’s body was found with her throat slit near Jagraon in Sangrur district of Punjab in 2000.
Police claim that the her murder was planned by her mother and uncle, who furiously opposed young woman’s marriage to a poor rickshaw driver, whom she had secretly married in 1999.
Jaswinder who is a daughter of a multi-millionaire blueberry orchard owner in the British Columbia had met Sukhwinder Singh Mithu, a young kabaddi player from a poor Jat Sikh family at the Baba Bakala Gurdwara in Amritsar in 1994, while she was visiting India with her mother.
Couple continued to call each other, against her mother’s wishes after Jaswinder returning to Canada.
Source - PTI