Delhi ‘honour killings’: slain woman’s kin held

May 19th, 2008 - 8:28 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) A man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his sister-in-law and her lover, both from the same caste, as he was opposed to their affair, police said Monday. Sanjay was arrested from Uttar Pradesh Sunday for murdering Rajkumar, 22, and Geeta, 20, both residents of Bagpat in Uttar Pradesh.

They were killed in Dwarka Vihar area of Najafgarh in southwest Delhi May 10.

Police said investigations were taken up after the bodies were recovered from near a drain Tuesday. Rajkumar’s body was stuffed in a gunny bag, while Geeta’s body was covered with another gunny bag.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest Delhi) Shalini Singh said a love letter and some telephone numbers were found from the bodies.

“During investigations, the victims’ identities were ascertained and we learnt that they had eloped three months ago to get married against the wishes of their families,” she said.

“Geeta’s relatives were infuriated and were looking for them. They somehow apprehended them in Meerut and brought them to the home of Geeta’s brother-in-law in Dwarka Vihar. Sanjay along with Geeta’s uncle Devender tortured them and asked them not to go ahead with the marriage, but both refused,” she added.

The official said Sanjay and Devender killed them and threw their bodies near the Najafgarh drain.

Police said search was on to nab Devender.

In a similar case of ‘honour killing’, Haryana Police arrested on May 9 four people for the murder of a pregnant housewife and her paramour in Karnal district.

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