No arrest in suspected honour killing: Haryana Police
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Last Updated: Monday, June 21, 2010, 20:08
Bhiwani (Haryana): Police Monday said they were yet to make any arrest in a suspected honour killing of two teenaged lovers and said it appeared they were killed and then hanged to give an impression of suicide to misguide the police.

Bodies of Monika (18) and Rinku (19) were found hanging from a ceiling fan in the house of the girl's uncle at Nimrriwali village, about 7 km from Bhiwani.

Police have registered a murder case against six persons including the girl's parents. However, no arrest had been made so far.

"We are awaiting the post-mortem examination report," Superintendent of Police Ashwin Shainvi said today.

"We cannot rule out the possibility of honour killing but it is too early to reach to any conclusion. Bodies were found from the house of Monika's uncle. It seems that the couple was killed and then hanged to give an impression of suicide to misguide the police," he said.

Ashwin said preliminary investigation revealed that the boy and the girl were in love for many months and planning to marry but their parents were against the alliance.

Six people who were booked in this case also included Monika's two brothers, uncle and aunt.

"We are keeping a close watch on the people, who are booked in this case, so that they do not run away from the village," he said.

Ashwin said the boy belonged to 'Dalal' gotra (sub caste) while the girl was from 'Boora'.

Though the couple belonged to separate gotras, the boy's mother hailed from the girl's village and this factor, according to the village tradition, makes the relation between them as that of brother-sister.


First Published: Monday, June 21, 2010, 20:08

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