A girl and her lover have been arrested for allegedly poisoning and strangulating to death seven members of her family, including her parents, after they objected to their relationship as the couple belonged to the same sub-caste.
Sonam and her lover Naveen were arrested on Friday for the murders committed at the house of Taqdir Singh in Kabool Pur village in this district on September 14, Senior Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar Rao said.
They told police that they were in love with each other but the girl's family objected to the relationship on the grounds that they belong to the same 'gotra' (sub-caste) and the same village, he said.
On the fateful day, the boy allegedly procured poison, the SSP said, adding the girl mixed it with food which was served to the family members.
When the victims fell unconscious, Sonam called Naveen to her house and the duo allegedly strangulated her parents Surender and Promilla, grandmother Bhoori as also her brother Arvind and three minor cousins -- Vishal, Sonika and Monica.