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Cops remove woman’s half-burnt body from pyre to probe honour killing

Police said an unknown caller to Dial 100 had told the police that the woman was allegedly killed by her parents for honour.

lucknow Updated: Jan 22, 2018 22:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bareilly
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The woman was allegedly killed because she was romantically involved with a man from another caste.(AFP FILE PHOTO/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

A police team pulled out the half-burnt body of a 20-year-old woman from the pyre following allegation of honour killing in Bisauli area of Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun on Sunday evening.

The body was sent for post mortem examination to ascertain the cause of death. Police have registered complaint and detained the victim’s mother.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP), Badaun Chandra Prakash said, “Someone from a village in Bisauli dialled 100 and reported that a family was burning the body of a woman in the open field. A Dial 100 team which responded to the information was told that the woman was allegedly killed by her parents for honour.”

“Prima facie, it appears that the family members were trying to dispose of the body,” the officer said. “The male family members were found to be absconding when police reached there. We somehow managed to detain the woman’s mother for interrogation.”

According to police sources, the woman was romantically involved with a man of a different caste against the wishes of her family members. “The family members of the woman fixed her marriage elsewhere. They killed her when she refused and threatened to elope with her male partner,” a local villager said on Monday.

Investigating officer and Bisauli station house officer (SHO), Ashwini Kumar said, “The mother of the woman has denied killing her daughter for honour. However, we are tracking other family members for interrogation.”

The post-mortem examination was in progress at the time this report was filed. Specimen and viscera of the body have also been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) for further analysis.

First Published: Jan 22, 2018 22:51 IST