In the first reported case of honour killing in the northern-western Madhya Pradesh, a man strangled his younger sister after failing to convince her against eloping with her boyfriend belonging to other caste, police said.
Accused walked to the police station and “confessed” to the crime during the early hours of Sunday after killing his sister.
The accused was identified as 27-year-old Kuldeep Rajput, while victim was his 25-year-old sister Bhagwanti, both residents of Semali Chandrawat village under Neemuch city police station jurisdiction.
Kuldeep reached the Neemuch City police station and told officials he did not regret what he did.
According to police, deceased had a love affair with a bus conductor belonging to other caste. Sources also claimed that Bhangwanti and her boyfriend entered into the wedlock secretly about a week back and the deceased asked her family members to allow her to live along with her husband but they did not approve of it
On Saturday night Kuldeep, who was aware of his,sister’s affection for the person, attempted to convince her to forget the past and leave that person, but she refused.
“We said we would settle her marriage somewhere else, but she did not agree. That’s why I took such an extreme step to save my family’s honour,” a police official quoted Kuldeep as saying at the police station.
Failed to convince her, Kuldeep strangled Bhagwanti to death and later surrendered before police.
Even, Bhagwanti’s father Balvant Singh has no regret of losing his daughter as he told police that Kuldeep murdered Bhagwanti as her character was not good.
Additional superintendent of police Rakesh Kumar Sagar said police have registered a case against Kuldeep under Section 302 (murder) and sent the body for post-mortem after preparing panchnama.
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August 30, 2015: In a suspected case of honour killing, a youth was allegedly strangled to death by his father-in-law and seven others on August 29, 2015 night in Indore’s Malviya Nagar. Deceased Hemendra Dongre fell in love with a girl Archana when they were studying at Vindhyachal College in Mhow. They married each other around a year ago despite stiff opposition from girl’s family.