MURDERS USUALLY send shock waves. But some recent murders have raised the hackles of the police and caused concern amongst psychologists as well.
Reason: In all these murders the fair sex had been at the receiving end and nearly all were committed following love affairs.
The most shocking part had been the fact that they were committed by immediate blood relations. Cops were rudely shaken after they came to know the mystery behind the murder of 23-year-old Dolly, resident of Bairahna. Her body with marks of strangulation was found on Panna Lal Road in the wee hours on September 9.
Despite efforts made by cops and newspaper reports nobody came forward to claim the body. However, when they were about to crack the case they were hesitant to believe that Dolly's killer could be her own real brother but when the accused spilled the beans cops were jolted out of disbelief. Daughter of Bachcha Lal Sonkar Dolly had been running a beauty parlour. Soon her brother and some other members of the family raised objections over Dolly's growing nearness with some persons.
Dolly's brother first made efforts to dissuade his sister. When he failed he killed her with the help of some family members and friends and dumped her body on the road after carrying it in a three wheeler.
The murder of Sunita wife of Vimal a businessman living in Allahpur is no more a mystery. The cops are about to nab the husband who has a garment shop in Katra. He was reportedly at his shop when Sunita's children found their mother dead under the bed when they came back from school. For several days cops were in a fix. They had been working on the theory of loot. When they failed to reach any conclusion they started working on the angle of a love affair which the wife possibly could be having. They were right. The husband had probably come to know about it. He then planned to do way with the wife without giving a second thought to the future of his three small children.
Resident of Karnaipur under Baharia police station Krishna Kumar beat his wife to death on suspicion of her affair with another person. In a bid to divert police attention he hanged his wife to make the murder appear a case of suicide.
A resident of Kunda in neighbouring Pratapgarh district recently sacrificed his newly born daughter to appease the gods. He was desperate to have a son.
Dr Deepa Punetha, a psychologist attributes such changes in the attitude of people to the growing distance between members of the same family. The bond and closeness which were hitherto there were now missing.
Values have taken a back seat. Under such circumstances family members are full of rage and anger when another member of the family goes astray Piled up anger bursts into revenge one day promoting murders within the four walls. Race for materialistic things, she says, has made the fair sex its target and hence more and more women were at the receiving end.