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'Honour killing' case gets murkier, one more body found

delhi Updated: Jun 22, 2010 15:19 IST

The case involving the murder of an inter-caste couple, suspected victims of honour killing, in the capital on Tuesday got murkier with the cousin sister of one of the victims, who too had married in a different caste, found shot dead in a car.

Police on Tuesday recovered the body of Sobha, cousin sister of Monica who along with her husband Kuldeep was allegedly murdered on Sunday by her brother Ankit and cousin Mandeep for marrying in another caste.

Sobha is Mandeep's sister who had earlier eloped with a person outside her community.

Police feel that the perpetrators of the crime could have been enraged over inter-caste marriages in the family which apparently started with Monica who was followed by her cousin sister Sobha.

Police said the car, which was found from H-Block in Ashok Vihar Phase-I, in northwest Delhi belonged to a relative of Kuldeep. The car was missing since the murder of the couple.

Mandeep and Ankit are absconding and police suspect that both are also involved in Sobha's murder.

Sobha was apparently shot in the head. Her body was lying in the back seat of the car which was locked from inside. The body was identified by her another brother Sandeep, police said.

Mudit Bhatia, a resident of Ashok Vihar Phase-I, spotted the car from which blood was trickling down and informed the police.

Police said the car belonged to Kuldeep's cousin Rahul who had helped Kuldeep and Monica get married four years ago.

He was then allegedly beaten up mercilessly by Monica's brothers for helping the couple.

Locals said that the car was parked there since last evening. But nobody had noticed who had parked the car. Police are looking for Mandeep and Ankit.