A 32-year-old Baljit Thandi and her mother, who were stabbed to death by her husband in Brampton on Friday night hailed from Chhokraan village near Nawanshahr.
Deceased Baljit Kaur, was settled in Canada since 2006. Baljit's brother said that husband Dalvinder Singh had come to Canada after spending Rs 15 lakh and was staying there illegally.
She had married Dalvinder Singh, 29, around two years back. Her father Kuldeep Singh, who is sarpanch of Chhokraan village, and mother Avtar Kaur had also gone there on tourist visa around 15 months back and were staying with them.
Baljit's brother Harvinder Singh said, "Dalwinder spoke to us around noon and we discussed celebrating the first Lohri of their eight-month-old son. While they said that they would celebrate after coming to India, my sister sent me Rs 15,000 to distribute among girls who would come home for Lohri. Everything appeared normal, and he (Dalvinder) went to work. However, later in the day, our father called up to say that Dalvinder had killed my sister and mother by stabbing them.
She said the husband and wife would often take the young child out for walks in a stroller and oftentimes, Thandi and her mother would go out together for walks with the young child.