Kapurthala: In a suspected case of dishonour killing, a youth was allegedly beaten to death by relatives of his former girlfriend, Punjab Police said on Friday.
The deceased was identified as Kuldeep Singh, 22, who belonged to Uttar Pradesh.
Kuldeep Singh, who stayed in Nathuchahal village in this Punjab district for a while, had eloped with a teenaged girl in 2009. He was arrested following a complaint by the girl`s family and released from jail in February this year, a police official said.
"We found Kuldeep`s body near the fields in Nathuchahal village late Thursday. He had injury marks on various parts of the body. He had come to meet his former girlfriend but her family members caught him and beat him to death," investigating official Lakhwinder Singh said.
"It seems to be a case of honour killing," he added.