In an apparent case of honour killing in Amritsar district, five unidentified people shot dead a girl and her husband, who were under police protection after marrying against the wishes of their families.
Prabhjot Kaur and Pradeep Singh, both Class 12 students, were shot dead when they arrived at a school in Amritsar for their board examinations on Tuesday. The victims, hailing from Ferozepur, were provided police protection on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court after their marriage. The gunmen, before escaping, snatched the carbine of a security guard accompanying the couple. As many as 15 bullets were fired at the couple, who died on the spot.
Killing in public view
Senior Superintendent of Police Tarn Taran Sukhdev Singh Brar said the killing took place in public view at Patti village, 65 km from Amritsar.
He said the assailants opened fire from two automatic pistols from point-blank range.