Chandigarh: In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old newlywed girl, who decided not to live with her 50-year-old husband, was allegedly strangled to death by her father and other family members at Kasan village in Kaithal district of Haryana.
Mukesh was married to Jayveer as per a custom that involves an arrangement between two families in which a girl is married off to a man of other family provided the family agrees to marry off one of their girls to a boy of the first family, villagers said.
The families of Inder, a resident of Kasan, and Jayveer of Koth village in Hisar district decided to marry girls of each other`s families.
Under the arrangement, Mukesh was married to Jayveer (50) and Ritika to Inder (Jayveer`s family), an uncle of Mukesh, police said on Tuesday.
However, Mukesh, who returned to her parental house some time back refused to go back to her husband`s house. A panchayat was held on July 2 to persuade Mukesh to go to her in-laws house but she refused.
Mukesh was killed on July 3 by father and other family members, police said.
Meanwhile, police has registered a case of murder against the father of the deceased and uncles Inder Singh and Basu Ram.