Father, uncle of girl arrested in suspected honour killing case
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 22:59
Bhiwani: The father and uncle of a teenaged girl, who along with her lover was found hanging in Haryana's Bhiwani district, have been arrested in the alleged honour killing case, with police saying the couple was beaten to death.

"We have arrested the girl's father Dilbag and her uncle Kuldeep," Bhiwani's Superintendent of Police Ashwin Shainvi said.

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 seven km from Bhiwani on Sunday. Police had registered a murder case against six persons including the girl's parents, two brothers and aunt.

The SP said during preliminary investigations, it has come to light that the two teenagers were brutally beaten to death by the accused as they planned to marry against societal norms.

Ashwin said the two teenagers were killed and then hanged to give an impression of suicide to misguide the police. "They were given a severe beaten. After this they were hanged," he said.

Dilbag and Kuldeep have been remanded to police custody till June 25.

Ashwin said that the two teenagers were in love and were planning to marry but their parents were against the alliance.

The boy belonged to 'Dalal' gotra (sub caste) while the girl was from 'Boora'. The boy's mother hailed from the girl's village and so, according to the village tradition, they were considered as brother and sister.


First Published: Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 22:59

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