Two arrested in Ghaziabad honour killing case

July 27th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, July 27 (IANS) Two people were arrested Tuesday in Ghaziabad by the Meerut police for allegedly chopping a youth to death in a case of honour killing, police said.
The police arrested Sonu and Rajendra - both residents of Balwapur locality in Garh Mukteshwar area - for murdering their friend Monu, 20, since he had an affair with the former’s sister.

According to the police, Monu was pursuing a computer course at a training academy in Meerut. He received a call on his mobile July 7 while he was inside the institute and was asked by the caller to come outside the building. After this, he went missing.

The police handed over the details to Meerut police, who obtained the call detail report of Monu’s mobile phone on the basis of which the two were arrested.

“On sustained interrogation, the two confessed to having murdered Monu. They told us that Monu was having an affair with Sonu’s sister,” a police officer said.

The couple studied together in school and developed a relationship. Sonu had objected to the affair and had even clashed with Monu over the same, around a year back but that did not deter the couple.

“Finally, Sonu hatched a plan with Rajendra to kill Monu. They sought the help of a third friend from J.P. Nagar. The accused took Monu to Jharine village in J.P. Nagar, where they chopped him to death and threw the pieces in Ganga river,” the officer added.

Angry residents of Garh Mukteshwar protested against the killing outside the Garh police station. Police and locals started searching for Monu’s body in the river but it could not be found til Tuesday evening.

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