Queensland husband of pregnant nurse found dead in Indian canal charged with her murder
By Nikki Black
Writer / March 28 2019
The husband of a pregnant Queensland nurse found dead in India has been charged with her murder.
Indian Police confirmed to Nine News they have charged Jaspreet Singh over the death of his wife Ravneet Kaur.
Ravneet, 29, was pregnant with the couple’s second child. The couple also have a daughter, aged four.
She had travelled to India late last month to visit family and friends. She went missing while on the trip and her body was found in a canal.
It’s alleged that her husband had been having an affair and police believe he hatched a plan with his mistress, Keran Preet Kaur, to kill Ravneet so they could begin a new life together.
Mohit Dhawn from Punjab Police said: “He was the only person who hatched the conspiracy with Keran to eliminate his wife.
“They then used the sedative medicines to make her unconscious, tied her up and took her to the Bhakhra area they strangled her and threw her in the canal.”
Jaspreet's alleged mistress was allegedly in Punjab the day Ravneet, who worked at Tricare on the Gold Coast, vanished.
Her sister, Taren Preet Kaur, is accused of throwing Mrs Kaur’s body into the Bhakhra Canal, Indian police say.
Police confirmed the charge and will extradite Mr Singh, who was on the Gold Coast when his wife went to India, to the country.