Meerut: In a suspected case of dishonour killing, an eight months pregnant teenager was strangulated to death allegedly by her two brothers and her body thrown into a canal in Meerut, police said on Friday.
The incident came into light when the 19-year-old girl's body was fished out of the canal on Tuesday, Hastinapur police station in-charge PK Singh said.
The victim was allegedly having an affair with a youth from the same village. Her parents got to know about it when one day she was unwell and they took her to a doctor, who said that she was eight-month pregnant. Angry over her love affair, her brother Sonu, her cousin brother Bhoore and their accomplice took her to Gang canal where they strangulated her and dumped the body, Singh said.
The postmortem report confirmed that the girl was strangulated following which a case of murder has been registered against the three accused. The girl's family members are absconding since the incident.
Efforts are on to nab the accused, he added.