Tenage girl becomes victim of dishonour killing in Agra

Agra: In a case of dishonour killing, a teenage girl was strangulated to death allegedly by her relatives for having an affair with a boy who also later committed suicide.

The body of Fauzia was exhumed from a graveyard in Lahmandi here on a magistrate's order on Saturday following a complaint by the family of Sonu, who in his suicide note blamed her parents for his death.

The post mortem showed that the girl, in her late teens, was strangulated to death, DIG Aseem Arun said, adding they have sent four teams to search for the relatives of Fauzia who have fled after the incident.

"It appears to be a case of honour killing," he said. Sonu, 20, and Fauzia were neighbours and were having an affair. In a complaint, Sonu's sister Rubel alleged that Fauzia's family had opposed their relationship and had even threatened Sonu with dire consequences.

Sonu allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself after Fauzia's death.