Former Sarpanch says ‘tortured’ by husband
The former Sarpanch of Surjan Singh Wala village Rupinder Kaur alleged Friday that her husband Kuldeep Singh and her elder son Surinderpal Singh had been beating her up for a long time and had thrown her out of the house. Kuldeep Singh is a Akali leader and sitting sarpanch of Surjan Singh Wala village while Surinderpal Singh is a senior vice president of Youth Akali Dal. When contacted Kuldeep Singh refuted all allegations, "I am a ruling party Sarpanch and my son is also senior vice president of ruling party. My wife is playing into the hands of her relatives who are also Akali leaders and want to tarnish our image. There is no truth in the allegations levelled against me and my son by her. It is all motivated." SSP (rural) Preetpaul Virk said that a formal complaint has been filed by Kaur.