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16-year-old boy killed for honour in Bihar’s Purnia

Three persons, including the father and uncle of the victim’s girlfriend, have been arrested at Purnia in northeastern Bihar.

india Updated: May 08, 2017 16:17 IST
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An anxious crowd near the river from where the body of the victim was recovered. (HT photo)

In a suspected case of honour killing, a teenaged boy was murdered in Bihar’ Purnia district, 368km north east of Patna, allegedly by family members of the girl with whom he was in love.

Police said the body of Kanhaiya Kumar, 16, missing since Friday night , was recovered from Soura river in Maranga police station area of Purnia town on Sunday.

An FIR had been registered in connection with the incident and three persons arrested from Sudin Chowk area in Khazanchi Hat police station area in connection with the incident, the police said.

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The arrested included the girl’s father, a businessman, and her uncle, an insurance agent, they added.

The police said Kumar, a resident of Shivshaktinagar in Maranga police station area, and the girl were in love for the last few years and had appeared at the CBSE Class 10 examinations, held in March, from a private school. The family of the girl was opposed to the relationship as they belonged\ to different castes, the police added.

“The FIR was registered on the basis of the complaint by boy’s father Anil Bhagat, a mason. The accused have been arrested,” Purnia superintendent of police (SP) Nishant Tiwary said, adding that there would be speedy trial in the case.

Bhagat said Kanaihya was his only son, born after eight daughters.

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“Kanaihya’s girlfriend called him late Friday night at her residence where he was hacked to death,” Bhagat alleged. “His body was packed in a gunny bag and thrown in the Soura river near the Bypass road, two km from their house, Bhagat said.

The family had lodged a missing person’s complaint report at Maranga police station on Saturday.

First Published: May 08, 2017 16:17 IST