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‘Honour killing’: 17-year-old girl found murdered on railway tracks

punjab Updated: Sep 10, 2016 13:01 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
17-year-old girl

The victim, Chanda, of Colony number 4, studied at a Government High School in her neighbourhood. (Representative image )

In what the police suspect to be a case of honour killing, the body of a 17-year-old high school girl student was found on the railway track near the Industrial Area on Friday morning. The girl had been missing since Thursday evening, the girl’s father has claimed.

The victim, Chanda, of Colony number 4, studied at a Government High School in her neighbourhood.

The police suspect members of the family of a boy that Chanda had an affair with, and have booked Kuldeep, the boy’s brother, for murder and the boy himself.

Following a complaint from the girl’s father Uma Shankar, the case was registered at the Government Railway Police (GRP) station, said SHO Balkar Singh.

“The accused, Kuldeep, had threatened to kill my daughter if she and his brother continued to meet. We had even taken a proposal for marriage to that family, but it was not accepted,” Shankar has said in his complaint.

“The victim’s body was recovered at 9:30 am from the railway station towards the Industrial area. The postmortem will be done on Saturday and the accused will be jailed soon.”