In what looks like a case of ‘honour’ killing, a Nepali youngster was hacked to death on Monday and his body thrown on the railway tracks to make it look like an accident in Uttarakhand’s Missarwala village on the outskirts of Dehradun.
The mutilated body, which was run over by a train, was recovered on Tuesday.
The victim, Manish Thapa (22), who was trying to get into the army and worked as a labourer, was reportedly in a relationship with a 19-year-old Rajput woman from Missarwala.
The two were spotted together by the teenager’s father, Tejpal Singh, and her brother, Prithvi, on the roof of their house on Monday.
The enraged father and son caught hold of Thapa and their daughter and started beating him. The daughter managed to escape, but Tejpal and Prithvi allegedly attacked Thapa with a sickle and bashed him with bricks, killing him on the spot.
They then dumped the body on the railway tracks nearby, police said.
Police arrested Tejpal and Prithvi after Thapa’s brother lodged a case of murder. “The case seems to be the fallout of a love affair,” police officer A S Rawat told HT.