Man kills fiancée for opposing early marriage

September 22nd, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A 24-year-old man from Haryana Monday allegedly committed suicide after stabbing his fiancée and her sister to death at their west Delhi home following a dispute over early marriage, police said.According to police, Yashpal, a resident of Ballabhgarh, had gone to the Bindapur Extension home of his fiancée Deepa, 18, to fix their marriage date in the afternoon.

“Yashpal, who worked in an electrical shop, wanted his marriage during the time of Diwali. But Deepa was insisting on postponing it to next year till Holi. The victims’ family says they had been arguing on this for the past few months,” said an investigating officer.

The police said Yashpal, after going to Deepa’s house, reportedly took her to another room where they had a heated row. Deepa’s elder sister Geeta, 26, went in the room after hearing their squabble.

The police said Yashpal then locked the room from inside and reportedly attacked the sisters with the kitchen knife that he apparently had brought with him. The sisters cried for help but succumbed to their multiple knife injuries soon.

Yashpal then allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan, police said.

Geeta was married to a parking attendant three years ago and they have two children. She was at the house of her mother Ramkali, a domestic help, for the past few days.

The victims’ sister-in-law Pooja, who heard their cries for help, gathered her neighbours, who broke open the door to find both sisters lying in a pool of blood on the floor while Yashpal was found hanging.

The police said all the three were taken to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, where doctors declared them brought dead.

“We have not recovered any written note from the spot. Our initial investigation suggests that Yashpal might have decided to attack Deepa if she were to again disagree to his proposal for early marriage,” the official said.

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