Patiala Mayor, two others booked for woman’s murder

Pardhan was made the Patiala mayor last year, and was reportedly elected due to his closeness with Punjab Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra.

Meanwhile Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh and his wife Preneet Kaur, Union Minister of State for External Affairs, condemned the "brutal and shameful murder of the young woman." "The entire Congress party stands with the family in this hour of grief," the duo who represent Patiala in the state assembly and the Lok Sabha said. Condemning the incident, they hoped that the culprits will be brought to the book.

They said, they will ensure that the Mayor did not use his influence to get away with the murder of the young woman. Amarinder said this was also a test case for the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal to show how he dispensed justice.

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