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Man kills daughter before committing suicide

india Updated: Feb 09, 2009 19:11 IST

In yet another case of honour killing, a 20-year-old girl was allegedly strangulated to death by her father who was against the girl's relationship with her lover in this western district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Monday.

Later, the accused Mathiram also committed suicide by consuming poison at Mansorpor village on Sunday, they said.

"The girl's body was found behind a school and it has been sent for postmortem," Deputy Superintendent of Police SK Shukla said.

The family of the victim Rekha was opposed to her relationship with Anil (22). Both the boy and girl were working as labourers in a factory, he added.

In a similar incident last week, a 17-year-old girl was shot dead by her father enraged at her relationship with a boy in Punjab's Jagraon district.

Last month, a newly married couple was shot dead by the family of a 19-year-old girl in Thatha village in Tarn Taran.

In November last year, two cases of honour killing were reported from Muzaffarnagar.

While a teenaged girl was stabbed to death by his brother for having an affair with a youth from different community at Chauhatta village on November 25, a similar incident was reported from Rasoolpur village on November 14.

A study of the Delhi-based Indian Population Statistics Survey conducted in mid-2007 claims that the district accounts for 25 per cent of such cases in the country.