According to the neighbours, Darshan Lal was mentally upset of late and often entered into an argument with the family members.
The Hush Post: An ex-serviceman in Ludhiana today killed his wife with his licensed weapon while his wife was busy working in the kitchen. The man has been identified as 60-year-old Darshan Lal, a resident of Jassian, and is reported to be suffering from depression. He killed his 55-yr-old wife, Baljit Kaur, by firing two bullets on her back. Darshan Lal has been arrested by the police.
Darshan Lal had worked as a cook in the Army. Baljit Kaur was his second wife and they had four daughters, two of them married, and one son. Darshan Lal was suffering with a kidney ailment and had to frequently undergo dialysis.
According to the neighbours, Darshan Lal was mentally upset of late and often entered into an argument with the family members. He had asked his rifle from his family members on the pretext of cleaning it. On Sunday afternoon, while Baljit was busy in the kitchen, he fired two bullets at her from behind. While one bullet hit her in the back, the other hit her head.
Baljit was rushed by her neighbours to the hospital, but she was declared brought dead. Meanwhile, Darshan Lal is said to have relaxed on the charpoy after the incident. A case of murder has been registered against him on the statement of his daughter, Lovepreet Kaur.
It is reported that Darshan Lal also used to beat up his first wife who had left him because of his behavior. Neighbours say that he often used to thrash Baljit too.