Charred bodies of man, woman found in Alwar, honour killing suspected
At about 4am, an elderly local saw some men putting a body on a heap of dung cakes, pouring petrol and setting it on fire before fleeing in a car, said Ajit Singh, sub-inspector (SI) at Ramgarh police station.Updated: Sep 29, 2017 20:38 IST
Bodies of a man and a woman were burnt at Chandigarh Aheer village of Alwar district early on Friday, an incident that police suspect could be a case of honour killing of a couple.
At about 4am, an elderly local saw some men putting a body on a heap of dung cakes, pouring petrol and setting it on fire before fleeing in a car, said Ajit Singh, sub-inspector (SI) at Ramgarh police station.
“When we reached the spot, we found the body of a man burning and pulled it aside. Half of the body was badly burnt and the inner organs were oozing out,” the SI said.
He said the victim had been gagged, one of his hands severed, and there was a deep stab wound in his lower abdomen.
A short while later, when the stench persisted, the locals suspected that there could be one more body in the heap. When the dung cakes were cleared, another body, completely charred, was found.
“The body did not have head or feet. The hands were tied behind the back with a nylon rope, and through the bangles we identified that it was a woman’s body,” Singh said, adding that the victims could be in their thirties.
The police suspect that the two were murdered elsewhere, and the bodies were brought to the village to be burnt.
The police said the suspected vehicle in which the accused came was from Haryana. Police teams have been sent to trace the vehicle, and Haryana police have been told about the incident.
Alwar superintendent of police Rahul Prakash said the case could be solved after the bodies were identified.
The bodies are in the Ramgarh hospital mortuary and will be taken to Alwar hospital where a medical board will conduct post-mortem.
First Published: Sep 29, 2017 20:38 IST