Minor girl killed in suspected honour killing case

Updated on Mar 28, 2017 12:47 PM IST

In yet another alleged case of honour killing in Haryana, a minor girl was allegedly murdered by her family for being in a relationship with a boy, who was also her neighbour, in Mehmoodpur village of Sonepat district.

The girl was allegedly murdered by her family for being in a relationship with a boy, who was also her neighbour.(Representative Image)
The girl was allegedly murdered by her family for being in a relationship with a boy, who was also her neighbour.(Representative Image)
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By, Rohtak

In yet another alleged case of honour killing in Haryana, a minor girl was allegedly murdered by her family for being in a relationship with a boy, who was also her neighbour, in Mehmoodpur village of Sonepat district.

The deceased has been identified as 17-year-old Sakshi, a Class 9 student, who was in a relationship with Vikki, 22. Both girl and boy are Dalits.

The police said they received a complaint from Vikki on Monday that Sakshi’s parents have killed her and discreetly cremated her body as well. He added in his complaint that he was in a relationship with Sakshi for the past seven months.

Police quoting Vikki said Sakshi’s mother Ramrati had caught them together at his place on Saturday night. She had then dragged Sakshi back home thrashing her while threatening Vikki of dire consequences. On Sunday night, Sakshi’s parents allegedly killed her and cremated the body in the wee hours to destroy evidence.

However, when Vikki found out about this through his neighbours, he lodged a complaint with the police. The police said on Vikki’s complaint, they called in the FSL team and collected samples from the funeral pyre that has been sent to the lab for testing.

“Sakshi’s parents are on the run. We have booked them for murder and destroying evidence, and have launched a massive hunt to nab them. As of now, we can’t say how they killed her. That could be said after making arrest and getting lab reports,” Gohana sadar police station in-charge Phool Kumar said.

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