Published: August 7, 2020 5:57:54 am
A 22-YEAR-OLD man and a 19-year-old lady died after they have been set on fireplace allegedly by the brother of the woman and different members of the family in a suspected case of honour killing in Banda district, police mentioned on Thursday.
The incident occurred on Wednesday night when Bhola and Priyanka have been reportedly noticed by some neighbours at her home when her members of the family have been away, police mentioned. The police arrested 4 individuals, together with her mother and father and brother in reference to the case.
The arrested individuals have been recognized as Hukum Singh, father of the girl, her mom Asha Devi, brother Devendra Kumar, and Lakkhu Kumar, a relative. Five different individuals, additionally family members of the girl, have been booked within the case however are absconding. The police knowledgeable that the each the woman and the youth belonged to the identical caste, which comes underneath the OBC class.
Banda Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mahendra P Chauhan mentioned, “On Wednesday night, the person had visited the girl’s home when her members of the family weren’t there. They have been noticed by neighbours, who knowledgeable her members of the family. The members of the family returned to the home and locked the door from exterior. Then, the person’s members of the family have been known as… who apologised and requested that the matter not be taken to the police. The lady’s members of the family, nonetheless, requested her to register a criticism with the police alleging that the person was harassing her. She refused. The woman’s brother was angered by this as he thought that the household honour could be affected. The brother then poured kerosene into the room that had a thatched roof and the 2 have been set on fireplace.”
The man died on the district hospital, whereas the girl died on the way in which to a hospital in Kanpur after she was referred there.
“The two have been additionally distant family members and the girl’s household had already mounted her marriage to another person, however that was delayed because of the lockdown. After she refused to file a criticism towards the person, her household feared that the wedding is likely to be known as off,” added the ASP.
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