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Thirteen booked for suspected honour killing

The couple recently decided to tie the knot but the move was strongly opposed by the girl`s family.



Chandigarh: Thirteen people have been booked
in a suspected case of honour killing of an upper caste youth
who had an affair with a Dalit girl, police said on Sunday.

28-year-old Krishan Nain`s body was recovered from a
canal in Hisar`s Adampur on Tuesday, they said.
Police said Nain, a resident of Amargarh village in Jind
district, had first met the Dalit girl at a marriage function
two years ago.

The couple recently decided to tie the knot but the move
was strongly opposed by the girl`s family.

A village panchayat had also been convened recently over
the matter and the girl`s family had decided to move out of
Amargarh village and shift to Narwana, near Jind, police said.

However, Nain kept meeting the girl which annoyed the
latter`s family. Police said the girl had been kept at her
uncle`s house in Narwana some days back.

According to the victim`s mobile phone call details, he
had received the last call from the cellphone number which was
registered in the name of the girl`s cousin, they said.

Police said Nain was called to Narwana on October 16 by
the girl`s family following which he went missing and his
cellphone remained switched off.

Postmortem would be conducted at PGIMS, Rohtak, police
said.

PTI

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