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Find no remorse here

Three days after Kuldeep Singh, his wife Monica, and Shobha Nagar were found shot dead, residents of Wazirpur village — the three still have families here — doesn't grieve for them. In fact, the villagers support the alleged murderers. Karan Choudhury reports.

delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2010 00:57 IST
Karan Choudhury

Three days after Kuldeep Singh, his wife Monica, and Shobha Nagar were found shot dead, residents of Wazirpur village — the three still have families here — doesn't grieve for them. In fact, the villagers support the alleged murderers.

For them, family 'honour' is all that matters. In fact, they say they would kill their own daughters gladly if found to be guilty of 'falling in love' with a person from the same village.

Singh and his wife were found murdered at their house in Ashok Vihar on Sunday night. Monica's brother, 22-year-old Ankit Khari — along with his friends Mandeep Nagar and Nakul — allegedly gunned down the couple. Shobha, Mandeep's sister, was found shot dead in a Santro on Monday.

The entire village wholeheartedly supports the incident.

Charan Singh Khari, one of the villagers, said: “I would not shy away from killing my own daughter if she did something like that. What those three (Kuldeep, Monica and Shobha) did was wrong and immoral. They paid for it with their lives. The village will keep on fighting against such immoral acts.”

Shobha's family, too, believes Mandeep did nothing wrong. His uncle, Dharambir, said: “My nephew is innocent. There is nothing wrong in what happened. This will act as a precedent and warn others to not do what those three did.”

The whole village is against the idea of two persons from the same village getting married. The village sarpanch, Mahender Singh Khari, said: “How can brothers and sisters get married? It is immoral.”

According to the police, the family of the accused — who are still absconding — is helping them hide. They haven’t even been able to recover the weapon, which is supposed to be a Chinese pistol, which they borrowed from a neighbour.

The police have announced a reward of Rs 50,000 each for any information about the accused.