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Dalit youth killed in suspected dishonour killing in Punjab

In a suspected case of dishonour killing in Punjab, a Dalit kabaddi player was allegedly murdered by the father of the upper cast girl he was in a relationship with.



Sultanpurlodhi: In a suspected case of
dishonour killing, a Dalit kabaddi player was allegedly murdered
by the father of the upper cast girl he was in a
relationship with, a senior police officer said on Monday.

Sandeep Singh, in his early twenties, was allegedly
murdered by Balwinder Singh at their house in Lakhwarian
village on the night of February 6, Deputy SP Gurmeet Singh
said.

A case was registered on Monday against Balwinder under
various sections of the IPC including 302 (murder) and it is
suspected that the victim`s body was thrown in the Beas river,
the DSP said, adding that the body is yet to be recovered.

Balwinder on Monday surrendered in the court of the judicial
magistrate and was remanded to police custody, he said.

Sandeep`s father Amreek Singh, a resident of Chuladha
village, had lodged a complaint with the police stating that
his son was missing since February 6 and he feared that he had
been killed as he had a relationship with a girl belonging to
the predominant Jat community.

The DSP said the victim had gone to the girl`s house on
the night of February 6, where her parents found the two in
objectionable circumstances and he was killed with lethal
weapons.

Balwinder`s interrogation was under progress, he said,
adding, the girl is missing from her house and it is suspected
that the parents have sent her to their relative`s house.

PTI

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