Suspected honour killing in Indore: Police work to recover CCTV footage from damaged hard disk

  • Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Sep 03, 2015 21:37 IST
People staged chakka-jam at MR-9 square in Indore on Sunday protesting against the murder of Hemendra Dongre (inset left). Hemendra's wife Archana (inset right) was seriously injured. (Shankar Mourya/HT photo)

It was on Tuesday revealed that the police are working to recover footage from the CCTV cameras installed in the house of prime accused in the alleged honour killing of Hemendra Dongre in Indore on August 29.

As per police sources, four CCTV cameras were installed inside and outside the house of Paranath Aroliya, the zonal officer of the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), who is accused of strangling to death Dongre.

"After Arloiya and others killed Hemendra and seriously injured Archana, they first dumped the hard disk of the CCTV cameras inside a water-tank so that the police are not able get any evidence. We have recovered the hard disk and are working to retrieve the footage," said a police source investigating the case.

Meanwhile, a candle-light protest was organised by the residents of Malviya Nagar on Tuesday to protest against the killing. More than 200 people participated in the protest.

Hemendra Dongre and Archana were childhood lovers and had gotten married about a year ago against the wishes of the bride's family.

On Rakhi day, the couple was invited to the Archana's house, where Dongre was allegedly strangled and bludgeoned to death by his father-in-law and five others. Archana too sustained serious injuries and was admitted to a private hospital. Her condition is now said to be out of danger.

The prime accused Aroliya is still absconding. "We have sent teams to Bhind, Gwalior and other districts of the state and soon he will be arrested," said a senior police officer.

Read: Chakkjam staged to protest suspected honour killing in Indore; 4 held, main accused on the run

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