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Honour killing: Teenage girl shot, burnt to death by father, other relatives in Rajasthan

Father, uncle and aunt of the victim were arrested over the incident.

india Updated: Dec 16, 2017 20:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bharatpur
Honour killing,Crime against women,Rajasthan
Banay Singh, father of a teenage girl who was shot and burnt to death in Rajasthan, and victim’s uncle Uday Singh were remanded to police custody. (HT Photo )

A teenage girl was shot before being burnt to death allegedly by her father and other relatives in a case of honour killing in Rajasthan’s Dholpur.

Police on Saturday said they have arrested father of the victim Banay Singh, her uncle Uday Singh and aunt Geeta Devi over the incident that took place in Raghuvir Pura village on December 10. Her grandfather Basanta Singh and three more relatives are also under police scanner.

The family was against the girl’s love affair with one of her classmates, police said. The father of the 17-year-old girl shot her with a country made 315 bore rifle and then dragged her to a nearby crematorium, where she was set ablaze. It is unclear if she had died before being set on fire.

Four other members of the family are also suspected to be involved in the killing. The victim’s mother was out in the field when the incident took place.

The father and the uncle were sent to police remand till December 18, while the aunt was sent to judicial custody.

Station House officer of Sar Mathura police Puran Mal Yadav said the girl had eloped with her boyfriend, who is also from the same caste as that of the victim. But her father, who disapproved of the relationship, had traced her and brought her back to the village.

The victim was a student of a private school in Sar Mathura.

The accused Banay Singh and his father Basanta have criminal records, police sources said.

Police recovered a used bullet and bloodstained clothing of the victim.

First Published: Dec 16, 2017 13:05 IST