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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Two sentenced to death for Bhiwani honour killing

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Rohtak, March 01, 2013
First Published: 18:20 IST(1/3/2013) | Last Updated: 18:30 IST(1/3/2013)

A Bhiwani fast-track court sentenced two murder convicts to death penalty on Thursday in an honour killing case.

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Naresh (23) and Subhash (30), residents of Ranila village under Dadri subdivision of Bhiwani district,  had thrashed to death their widowed aunts Shakuntala (40) and Suman (35) on April 17, 2011.

During the interrogation, the convicts confessed that their aunts were involved in illicit relations and they had killed them for the sake of the's fammily honour.


During the interrogation, the convicts confessed that their aunts were involved in illicit relations and they had killed them for the sake of the family's honour. The duo had dragged both women out of their house and beaten them up with sticks at the post office chowk in the village. Later, the victims had succumbed to their injuries.

The duo had dragged both the women out of their house beaten them up with sticks at the post office chowk in the village. Later, the victims had succumbed to their injuries.

On the complaint of panch Kailash Kumar, a case was registered under sections 302 (murder), 449 (trespass), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Bond police station. Naresh and Subhash were arrested on April 19, 2011.

As per the police, Naresh had been booked on the charges of rape and kidnapping in 2007. A Bhiwani court had sentenced him to 10 years' imprisonment and he was out on bail when the double murder was committed.

Holding Naresh and Subhash guilty on the basis of evidence presented by the police, the court of additional district judge Sarita Gupta also imposed a fine of Rs. 27,000 on both convicts.


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