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Delhi: Man kills cousin after failing to fund her wedding

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for murdering his cousin. The man told the police that he killed his sister because he failed to arrange money for her wedding.

delhi Updated: Mar 09, 2017 13:27 IST
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The man told the police that he killed his sister  because he failed to arrange money for her wedding.
The man told the police that he killed his sister because he failed to arrange money for her wedding. (Representational Image)

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for murdering his cousin. The man told the police that he killed his sister because he failed to arrange money for her wedding.

The case came to light on Tuesday afternoon, when police received information about the death of Lalita,19, who was found dead inside her house in Patparganj’s Hasanpur village.

The police spotted bruises on neck of the victim’s body. Initial investigation showed that at the time of the death, Lalitha was at home with her cousing Tapas Burman.

“Burman tried to mislead us claiming that he was not at home and that his cousin had committed suicide but during interrogation he broke down,” said an investigating officer.

Burman had allegedly stranged his sister to death on Tuesday afternoon. Explaining why he murdered his cousin, Burman allegedly confessed that Lalita had been staying with his wife and mother since she was 10. In the past few weeks, he regularly fought with his wife and mother over Lalita’s marriage. Fed up with the domestic quarrel in the house and unable to save enough for her marriage, Burman told police he had planned to kill her some weeks ago.

An officer, quoting Burman, said he chose Monday to murder Lalita because his wife and mother were away at work and Lalita was alone at home. “To ensure the victim’s cries for help did not alert the neighbours, Burman turned on the radio volume to its maximum at the time of the murder, said Omvir Singh, DCP (East), on Wednesday after Burman’s arrest.

During Burman’s interrogation, police learnt that Lalita had lost her father when she was 10 after which Burman’s parents brought her to Delhi. DCP Singh said that Burman was the only earning member in the family. The discussion about Lalita’s wedding had also resulted in frequent quarrels between Burman, his wife and mother.