Ghaziabad: Brothers pass off woman’s boyfriend as thief, neighbours beat him to death
In a case of honour killing, the Ghaziabad police on Wednesday arrested two brothers, who allegedly lynched a 35-year-old man after finding him with their sister in their house in Sahibabad.noida Updated: Jul 13, 2017 16:24 IST
In a case of honour killing, the Ghaziabad police on Wednesday arrested two brothers, who allegedly lynched a 35-year-old man after finding him with their sister in their house in Sahibabad in the intervening night of July 7 and 8.
To hide the man’s relationship with their sister from getting public, the brothers, Jay Kumar and Neeraj Kumar, tried to pass off the victim — Vimal Kumar, a married man who lived in Harsh Vihar — as a thief and got him lynched by neighbours, police said.
According to police, Vimal’s body was found dumped in a drain near a school in Harsh Vihar on July 8. They initially had no clue on the murder, as the body had no identification marks and the death was due to multiple injuries including broken ribs.
During investigation, some locals informed the police about a thrashing incident that took place outside the house of the accused. The dead body was found in the drain nearly 200 metres from the house, police said. However, the investigators couldn’t be sure, since they failed to ascertain the identity of the victim.
Meanwhile, a woman approached the Delhi Police to file a missing person complaint on her husband. The police officials from Ghaziabad shared information about the corpse to their Delhi counterparts. Some parts of the Harsh Vihar locality fall under Ghaziabad jurisdiction, while the rest is under that of Delhi Police.
From the information provided by the police, the victim’s wife identified him, the two brothers were subsequently arrested.
According to police, the sister of the arrested men, was estranged from her husband since 2007, two years after their marriage. The woman, 40, lived in the ground floor of the house, while the brothers lived on the first floor.
She later developed a relationship with Vimal Kumar, who often visited her without the knowledge of her brothers. “During investigation, it was found that the victim was in touch with the woman and had come to meet her at around 1am on the intervening night of July 7 and 8, without the knowledge of her family. But since he was in a drunken state, he made some noise, which woke up the family members. They came down and caught the lovers in an objectionable position,” said Akash Tomar, superintendent of police (city).
“The two brothers got furious and severely beat up Vimal. In order to hide the relationship, they asked the woman not to recognise him in front of neighbours,” Tomar said.
Later, they pulled the injured man out of the house and alerted neighbours, calling him a thief who tried to break into the house. To this, the neighbours unleashed another round of attack on the man, who succumbed to his injuries.
According to the police, apart from the two brothers, they have another accused, Ramvir Singh, on their radar. Ramvir prominently figured in lynching the man and disposing of his body in a drain nearby, police said. He is presently absconding and is wanted in connection with the case.
First Published: Jul 13, 2017 14:07 IST