Three arrested for Rohtak 'honour killing'

  • PTI, Chandigarh
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  • Updated: Sep 19, 2013 19:56 IST

Three family members of the girl, who along with a 23-year-old boy was brutally killed in Rohtak district for "honour", were today arrested while police is carrying out raids to nab the other three accused in the case.


The girl's father Ravinder, mother Reeta, and uncle Narinder were today arrested while police are looking for the girl's brother, his friend and a car driver.

"The police have arrested three persons - deceased girl's mother, father and her uncle," Rohtak IG Anil Rao said.

Rao, while terming it as a "cold blooded murder", said that the weapon used in the crime is yet to be recovered.

"It was a cold blooded murder where parents of the girl seem to be against the affair of their daughter with a boy," he said.

While the girl, Nidhi Barak (20) was killed in public view, the boy Dharmender Barak (23) was beaten up, his arms and legs broken and then beheaded on Wednesday.

Both Nidhi and Dharmender belonged to Jat community and were residents of Gharnavati village in Kalanaur of Rohtak district.

Nidhi was pursuing a fine arts course in Rohtak, while Dharmender was doing ITI diploma in Rohtak. On Tuesday both the deceased left their homes and did not return.

Nidhi's family managed to contact Nidhi yesterday and persuaded her to return home. But, later, they were found murdered.

In Haryana, as per the diktat of Khap panchayats (community councils), marriages within the same village and community are not allowed.

The "honour" crimes are common in Haryana and Punjab.
Alarmed over it, the Supreme Court in 2011 had observed that the so-called honour killers should face the death penalty.

 

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