Honour killing of youth; bail plea of two accused dismissed
A Delhi court has dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of two persons accused of burning a youth who had married their sister after eloping with her nearly seven months ago.delhi Updated: Aug 20, 2010 21:17 IST
A Delhi court has dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of two persons accused of burning a youth who had married their sister after eloping with her nearly seven months ago.
"Considering the serious nature of allegations, at this stage, no case is made out to grant anticipatory bail to
accused Neeraj and Sonu," Additional Sessions Judge Sarita Birbal said.
Victim Rajesh Negi, who secretly married neighbour Bhavna on January 14 this year, was burnt alive by Neeraj, Sonu,
brothers of the girl, and an unidentified person on the evening of August two here, the FIR alleged.
Five days after the incident, the victim succumbed to burn injuries at a hospital here.
The accused, who have so far not been arrested, had moved the application seeking anticipatory bail on the ground that
the victim committed suicide after their sister refused to live with him.
The court dismissed their plea after being informed that the victim, in his dying declaration, has accused them of
pouring petrol on him and setting him on fire.
It also considered a prior complaint lodged with the police by the victim himself in which he had apprehended
threat to his life from the accused and their family members.
First Published: Aug 20, 2010 21:16 IST