Chandigarh: In a suspected case of honour
killing, two teenaged lovers were found dead and their bodies
recovered from the house of girl`s uncle in a village in
Haryana`s Bhiwani district Sunday.
Pinku (19) of Manheru village and Monica (18) of Neemdi
Wala were found hanging, Bhiwani SP Ashwin said.
"We suspect both were done to death. The bodies were
recovered from the house of the girl`s uncle at Neemdi Wala,"
he said on phone.
He said a case under Section 302 (Murder) and other
sections of the IPC was registered against six members of the
girl`s family which includes her parents, uncle and aunt and
The case was registered on the complaint of Pinku`s
Ashwin said the boy belonged to `Dalal` gotra (sub caste)
while the girl was from `Boora`.
Though the couple belonged to separate gotras, the boy`s
maternal uncle hailed from the girl`s village and this factor,
according to the village tradition, makes the relation between
them as that of brother-sister.
"At the moment, we cannot say anything for sure, but we
are investigating all angles involved," Ashwin said.
The teenagers were found hanging from a ceiling fan.
The girl was a class 11 student and was staying with her
uncle in the village while the boy had come to his maternal
Bhiwani DSP Dheeraj Setia said an investigation was on
and that the police is awaiting their postmortem report.