Two half-burnt females found in Sonepat bonfire | punjab | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Feb 20, 2017-Monday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

Two half-burnt females found in Sonepat bonfire

punjab Updated: Jun 15, 2015 22:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
honour killing

Charred bodies of two females were recovered from a burning heap of cow-dung cakes in Sonepat district's Dehisara village on Monday, police and witnesses said.

Police said the identity of the females could not be established as the bodies were burnt beyond recognition.

The bodies were sent for post-mortem as police registered a case and began investigations. "During the postmortem, doctors confirmed that both the bodies were female… thus there is no honour killing angle to it as such, but we have started the investigation," Kundli police station in-charge Anil Kumar told HT.

Witnesses in Dehisara told HT that they found a bonfire of cow-dung cakes on the outskirts of the village as they went to their field around 4am on Monday.

They said they informed the other villagers and called the fire department. "After dousing the fire, the firemen found two half-burnt bodies in the heap of ashes," the witnesses added.

Police said they found a nose pin and a piece of red cloth on one of the bodies.