Kanpur: In a case of honour killing, a
19-year-old girl was axed to death here on Tuesday allegedly by her
grandfather over her relationship with a boy from another
caste, third such incident in UP in the last seven days,
"The incident took place at Sarojani Naidu Nagar. Babulal
killed his grand daughter Malti with an axe for being in a
relationship with a boy of another caste and surrendered
before the police," ASP Atul Sonkar said.
A case of murder under section 302 of the IPC has been
registered against him, he said.
On February 11, a teenage girl was strangulated allegedly
by her relatives for having an affair with a boy, who also
later committed suicide, in Agra .
In a similar case, a girl was shot dead allegedly by her
brother on February 13 after she disappeared from home for
three days and came back with a youth.