Honour killing: NHRC summons Haryana DGP

The National Human Rights Commission has directed the DGP of Haryana to appear before it on June 29 and submit a report on the alleged honour killing of a young couple in Hisar district in September last year.

Last Updated: May 27, 2010, 21:50 PM IST

New Delhi: The National Human Rights
Commission has directed the DGP of Haryana to appear before it
on June 29 and submit a report on the alleged honour killing
of a young couple in Hisar district in September last year.

The Commission has summoned the state Director General of
Police after his department failed to submit "requisite
report" before it about the incident despite several reminders
being sent to his office from NHRC in this regard.

It, however, said the DGP will not be required to appear
if the report is received before June 29.

"The Director General of Police, Haryana, is directed to
produce the requisite report before the Commission on
29-6-10," Commission said in its order.

"If the report is received before that date, the
conditional summons for the personal appearance of Director
General of Police shall stand dispensed with," it added.

22-year-old Sandeep and his 16-year-old fiancee Monica
were killed, tied with a rope and left hanging from a tree
outside Subana village in Hisar district in September last
year. It was alleged to be a case of honour killing.

"A report was called for from the Harayana DGP vide
Commissions communication on August 29, 2009. No report was
received. A final reminder was then issued on January 29 this
year for the same. Even then the requisite report was not
received," the Commission observed.

NHRC took cognizance of the case on the basis of a
complaint filed by a rights activist and lawyer Prabir Das
who alleged that the couple was killed for "defying the caste
traditions".

Before they were found dead, Monica`s father Ram Kumar
had lodged a complaint at Beri police station on August 5,
alleging that his daughter had been missing since August 1.

In his complaint, Kumar alleged that Monika had been
"allured" by Sandeep, a resident of the same village. The
police had registered a case of abduction in this connection.

PTI