Man arrested for killing sister, boyfriend

August 13th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS  

Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) A man was Monday arrested for stabbing his sister and her friend in Rajasthan’s Sirohi district in a suspected “honour killing” case, police said.

The man, identified as Laxman Kumar, 22, stabbed to death his sister Sangita, 20, and her boyfriend Rafeeq, they added.

According to police, the incident took place in a village near Swarupganj town in the district, some 450 km from Jaipur.

“Sangita had eloped with Rafeeq last year. However, her family members registered a case against Rafeeq. The girl was traced and handed over to her family members,” said a police officer.

The officer said the family members forcibly got Sangita married to someone else.

“However, Sangita left her husband and started living with Rafeeq soon after the marriage,” said the officer.

“It irked her brother Laxman. He stabbed his sister and Rafeeq Sunday evening while the couple were going somewhere on a bike. Laxman fled from the spot after killing both of them,” said the officer.

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