Sonepat: In yet another case of
suspected horror killing, two girls were murdered allegedly by
their grandmother and two uncles and their bodies thrown into
a canal for having an "affair" with one of their relatives.
Police on Friday arrested the three suspects after the
bodies of the two girls were recovered from the Western Yamuna
Canal near Barwasni village in the district on June 25.
The victims were identified as Chanchal (14) and her
cousin Raj Kumari (12), both residents of Mohalla Kot in
Sonepat City, police said.
Those arrested are the grandmother of the girls, Vidya
Devi, and their uncles Suraj and Chand, they said.
Police claimed that the three accused had confessed to
their crime. They had told the police that both the girls had
developed "illicit relations" with Vijay (16), Chanchal`s
step-brother who was also staying with Vidya Devi.
Police believe that the trio had taken the step to "save
the the family’s name after the alleged affair of the
girls came to light.
The girls had been cautioned against developing any such
relation but they did not pay any heed, the trio claimed.
Enraged over their "behaviour", they took the victims in
a car on June 25 after telling them that they will be going to
the residence of Manoj, father of Raj Kumari, on Dewru village
here, according to police.
However, they allegedly strangulated the girls to death
and threw their bodies in the canal, police said. The bodies
got stuck on the canal`s embankment and were noticed by some
residents, who informed the police.
Police said that Manoj had been working in Delhi while
Chanchal`s father Surender was currently lodged in the
district jail at Sonepat.
Surender had two wives -- Sonia and Geeta and Vijay was
the son of Sonia and Chanchal was Geeta`s daughter. Vijay had
come to Sonepat from Panchkula about a month ago.