The post-mortem examination of a couple who were found dead three days ago has suggested that they could have been murdered.
Their bodies were found in the fields of Muradnagar area in Ghaziabad and the local police had said it was a case of suicide.
The post-mortem reports revealed that there was no 'blackening' or 'tattooing' revealed over the entry point of the wounds of the two victims. Following this revelation, the district police chief has ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident.
Aruna Singh (18) and Mohit Singh (22), who belonged to the same community, were in a relationship. They bodies with bullet wounds were found in the fields close to their house in Dhindhar area. Police said the incident had occurred between midnight and 2am.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Raghubir Lal has ordered a thorough probe into the incident and deputed a circle officer (CO) to submit the report at the earliest.
"In case of suicide, blackening/tattooing is found over the entry point of the wound as a gun shot is sustained from a very close or point-blank range. But the report states otherwise. We fear it could be murder or a case of honour killing. The couple was under pressure to separate," the SSP said.
Meanwhile, Muradnagar station house officer Sudhir Tyagi was on Friday suspended for negligence and lack of proper investigations. Tyagi had earlier told his seniors that it was a case of suicide.