Punjab: Girls thrown by parents in canal for having boyfriends

A couple in Punjab’s Ludhiana allegedly drugged their two teenage daughters and threw them into a canal after suspecting them of having boyfriends, police said on Wednesday.

Punjab: Girls thrown by parents in canal for having boyfriends

A couple in Punjab’s Ludhiana allegedly drugged their two teenage daughters and threw them into a canal after suspecting them of having boyfriends, police said on Wednesday.

According to a Hindustan Times report, one of the sisters, 15-year-old Jyoti, died while her sibling Priti survived. They were found floating in the water by a passerby at the Sidhwan canal near Barewal bridge in Ludhiana.

According to the police, the girls had come late on Monday night, which 'confirmed' the parents’ doubts that they were in relationships. Both of them were studying in Grade 10.


“Her father offered them food laced with drugs. When they lost consciousness, their parents threw them in a canal,” Sub-Inspector Davinder Sharma was quoted as saying.

He further added that the parents had tried to strangle Jyoti before throwing her into the canal.

The police are on the lookout for the parents-Uday Chand and Laxmi-who have been charged with murder and attempted murder.