In yet another case of suspected honour killing, a minor girl was killed allegedly by a domestic help at the behest of her father after he found that she was having an affair with a boy in the neighbourhood, police said on Sunday.
Tapsaya Singh (15) was killed as her father Umed Singh suspected her of having an affair with the boy and plotted the crime with his domestic help, Rohtak SP S Satish Balan told reporters.
The girl's father lured his domestic help Mohan with the promise of a better future and money, he said.
The body of the victim was later dumped in a drain by the duo just outside the city, prior to which it had been lying on the fields, he said.
The body was found on December 22, twenty days after the father complained to the police that his daughter was missing and alleged that three boys may have kidnapped her.
Police said that a postmortem on the body confirmed that she had been strangulated. The domestic help had been missing since December 11 and was nabbed a day after the body was found.
Mohan in his confession to the police has said, "He (the father) asked me not to divulge anything to anybody. He also offered me Rs 10,000 and promised to get me married and look after me."
He allegedly told the police that he had called the girl to the murder spot.
Both of them have been remanded in judicial custody.
Police said forensic tests were on to establish if the servant had indulged in an act of necrophilia.