P’kula villagers booked for attempted ‘honour killing’ bid

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: May 08, 2014 16:24 IST

Following a clash between residents of two villages over a love marriage, the police booked the bride’s brother as well as a score of other villagers on charges of attempted murder, kid-napping with the intent to murder and rioting with a dead-ly weapons and criminal intimidation late on Tues-day night.

Sushma Devi, 19, who lives in Mohliwala village, eloped with Rinku Pal, 21, a resident of Rampur village, and got married recently.

They later went sought protection from an Ambala court, which allowed them to stay at a protection house for four days.

Devi’s parents then filed a case of abduction against Pal and his family members. With the police investigating the case, Devi was told to get her statement recorded in a Panchkula court.

As the couple set off for the court in a rented SUV, they were reportedly chased by the girl’s family members and other villagers.

When the latter tried to stop the vehicle and attack the couple, they had to flee.

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