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Jind: Four arrested in youth`s lynching remanded to police custody

Last Updated: Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 20:10

Jind: A court at Narwana on Sunday
remanded to police custody till July 28 the four accused who
were arrested yesterday in connection with the lynching of a
youth at a village in Jind on Wednesday.

The four, including Dhanraj, the father-in-law
of the victim Ved Pal, were produced before the Court of
Judicial Magistrate, Narwana, RK Mehta.

Mahender, Mewa Singh and Shamsher, who were also allegedly
part of the mob that lynched the youth were also sent on
police remand.

The incident had taken place in Singhwal village, about
165 km from Chandigarh, when 21-year-old Ved Pal of Matour
village in neighbouring Kaithal district accompanied by a
warrant officer of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and
police party had gone to take his wife Sonia Banwala from her

A mob of 400 villagers, who were opposed to the couple`s
marriage, attacked the police party and lynched the youth.
Police claimed that he had tried to escape from the spot in a
bid to save himself but ran into the mob that beat him to

The youth had married a girl of the same sub-caste
violating social norms.

On Friday, Sonia had appeared in the court of Sub
Divisional Magistrate at Narwana and said that she was lured
by Pal into leaving home and kept in a "drugged state" for
several weeks.

However, Ved Pal`s brother Ravinder has alleged that
Sonia had been pressurised to give such a statement, even as
Pal`s father has demanded a CBI probe into his son`s killing.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 20:10

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