In a suspected case of honour killings, a 21-year-old man allegedly shot dead his two teenaged female cousins. The provocation? They had eloped with their respective lovers on Sunday from Surajpur locality in Greater Noida.
One of the victims, 17-year-old Pinki, was a Class XII student at Greater Noida’s Mihir Bhoj College. Her 14-year-old cousin Sonam studied in Class X at the local Vidya Public School.
The police arrested accused Sonu Pal on Thursday from Dadri. Police said they have recovered the country-made pistol used in the crime. The weapon has been sent for forensic tests.
Pal, who runs a mobile shop in the Surjapur locality, told investigators the girls had eloped with their lovers, who were tenants at the victims’ residences.
He had managed to trace them at Aligarh railway station and ‘forcibly’ brought them back home on Monday.