Four get capital punishment for 'honour killing'

Faridkot : A local court has sentenced four persons to death after holding them guilty of killing a 26-year-old man who had married one of the girls of their family.

District and Sessions Judge Fatehdeep Singh yesterday passed the order on Gurmukh Singh, Gurnaib Singh, Resham Singh and Kulbir Sharma for murdering Gurpreet Singh two years ago.

The four are cousins and uncle of Manpreet Kaur whom Gurpreet had married in November, 2008. The girl's family was against the marriage.

The judge cited a Supreme Court observation before delivering the verdict.

On September 20, 2009, Gurpreet was bludgeoned to death by the four when he was returning home from a fair. A complaint was lodged by the victim's brother Kuldeep against the family of the girl.