The Hush Post: Sarsa villagers have said they would not allow the cremation of Jagdeep Malik, the main accused in the murder of his cousin’s three children at Morni in November, to take place in the village. The inhuman act of Jagdeep Malik had come to light when bodies of three siblings, Sameer (11), Simran (8) and Samar (4), were found in a jungle near Tikkar Taal in Morni on November 21. He allegedly shot them dead from point-blank range and dumped their bodies in the Morni hills. Suspected of committing suicide, Malik was found hanging in the bathroom of the district prison on Friday. According to locals, a younger brother of accused Jagdeep, Balinder Malik, also died at his home under mysterious circumstances.
Sarsa sarpanch Karambir Singh said that the villagers have unanimously decided that the body will not be allowed to enter the village for cremation. The decision was taken at a meeting in the village.
Jagdeep’s widow Reena also did not oppose the resolution in this connection condemning her husband’s criminal act.
A police spokesperson said no one from the deceased’s family or relatives had approached the authorities till evening to claim the body. The body will be kept at the mortuary of Lok Naik Jai Prakash Civil Hospital for three days. If no one turns up to claim the body, the district authorities may allow cremating the body, as is the practice with unclaimed bodies, the spokesperson said.
Suman, the mother the deceased children, demanded an investigation into the unnatural death of Jagdeep. She suspects her husband Sonu Malik of conniving with Jagdeep to kill the children. The family alleges that Sonu’s alleged extra-marital affair with a Shimla-based woman lead to the kids being killed.