Sunday, September 26, 2010

Suspected honor killings

A tragic Romeo and Juliet melodrama set in India.

Couple found dead in fields, honour killing suspected
The Times of India -

SIRSA (Haryana): The bodies of a young man and woman were recovered from cotton fields in this Haryana district and police on Sunday said they suspected it to be a case of honour killing.

The victims were identified as Inder Pal, 22, and Maya, 18, and they were said to be in a relationship for the last many months. Their bodies were found in the fields in Phoolkan village on Friday night.

"Inder Pal and Maya were neighbours in Phoolkan village and they wanted to marry. They went missing on the intervening night of September 17-18. Police found their decomposed bodies from the fields on Friday night," Devendar Singh, investigation officer of the case, said on Sunday.

"It seems they were hit by some hard object or a baton to kill them. We suspect a honour killing and we are recording the statements of their family members. We have also gathered some clues from the crime spot and very soon we will arrest the accused," Singh said.

Maya was a Class 11 student whereas Inder Pal was a labourer in the fields. Their family members were against their relationship and Inder was forcibly married to another girl two months back.

Maya's brother Brij Lal, however, alleged that his sister was abducted by Inder's family.

Brij Lal said: "Inder's family members abducted Maya while we had gone to attend a religious function. We are sure that they killed my sister."