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Woman in UP shot dead allegedly for rejecting marriage proposal

The suspect came to the 18-year-old’s house with his siblings, and asked her to marry him. When she refused, he shot her, the police said.

lucknow Updated: Feb 04, 2018 13:58 IST
Press Trust of India, Badaun
Badaun,Uttar Pradesh,UP
The police said is tracing Amit who allegedly shot dead Lovely Mishra.(Representational Photo)

A woman was killed and her sister injured when an 18-year-old man opened fire at them after she declined to marry him, police said Sunday.

Superintendent of police Chandra Prakash said Lovely Mishra alias Ilu, 18, who lived with her uncle in Ramnath Colony, was being pressured by Amit, a resident of her village Khera Jalalpur, to marry him.

The SP said Amit along with his brother, Sumit, and two sisters, arrived at Mishra’s house on Saturday and asked her to marry him.

“When she refused, Amit shot Mishra dead, and also shot at her elder sister, Neeraj, when she tried to save her. Mishra died subsequently,” he said.

A case was registered, the police official said, adding that the accused was absconding after the incident.

First Published: Feb 04, 2018 13:57 IST