Thirteen booked for suspected honour killing

Chandigarh: Thirteen people have been booked in a suspected case of honour killing of an upper caste youth who had an affair with a Dalit girl, police said on Sunday.

28-year-old Krishan Nain's body was recovered from a canal in Hisar's Adampur on Tuesday, they said. Police said Nain, a resident of Amargarh village in Jind district, had first met the Dalit girl at a marriage function two years ago.

The couple recently decided to tie the knot but the move was strongly opposed by the girl's family.

A village panchayat had also been convened recently over the matter and the girl's family had decided to move out of Amargarh village and shift to Narwana, near Jind, police said.

However, Nain kept meeting the girl which annoyed the latter's family. Police said the girl had been kept at her uncle's house in Narwana some days back.

According to the victim's mobile phone call details, he had received the last call from the cellphone number which was registered in the name of the girl's cousin, they said.

Police said Nain was called to Narwana on October 16 by the girl's family following which he went missing and his cellphone remained switched off.

Postmortem would be conducted at PGIMS, Rohtak, police said.