Delhi honour killing: Accused in police custody

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 18:03

New Delhi: A Delhi court Tuesday remanded the
father of a girl and her uncle, accused of torturing and
electrocuting her and her boyfriend in a case of honour
killing, to two days’ police custody.

Suresh Kumar Saini and Om Prakash, father and uncle
respectively of the victim Asha Saini, were arrested for
allegedly committing the twin murder.

The accused were produced before Metropolitan Magistrate
Shalini Gupta who sent them to custodial interrogation till
June 17.

Asha, 19, and her boyfriend Yogesh Kumar, 21, were found
murdered at her uncle`s residence on street number 3 of
Swaroop Nagar area yesterday morning in an apparent case of
honour killing.

Delhi police sought remand of the two accused on the
ground that they need to be interrogated to find out the real
motive of the offence.

Besides, the investigators contended that the duo were to
be quizzed for ascertain the involvement of others, if any, in
the crime.

According to police, Asha wanted to marry him but her
family was vehemently against the match as the boy belonged to
a different caste.

Her family members had even fixed her marriage with
somebody else, they said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 18:03

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