Young couple burnt alive by angry family in Greater Noida

September 18th, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Greater Noida, Sep 18 (IANS) Enraged over her growing intimacy with a boy, family members of a teenaged girl mercilessly beat the couple and then burnt them alive in a field in this satellite township Thursday, police said. The incident occurred in Vair locality of Greater Noida.

According to police, Rekha (18), the daughter of Gulab Singh Jatav, was in love with Sonu (19), the son of Raju Khatik, who lived nearby. At about 11.30 a.m., Rekha asked Sonu to join her in her father’s field where she had gone to collect fodder for the cattle.

The family of the girl caught the two in an “objectionable condition” in the field. “Angry over her love affair with the boy, the girl’s family members thrashed the lovers till they were semi-conscious. Then they dragged them to a stock of maize plants and burnt them alive,” said Senior Superintendent of Police R.K. Chaturvedi.

The village guard informed a police constable of the incident and the police were called. The police rushed to the spot and recovered the half burnt bodies of Rekha and Sonu.

The father of the boy has filed a police complaint accusing the family of Rekha of brutally killing the lovers. The police have registered a case against the girl’s family, who have fled the village.

“We have seized the bodies for post mortem and are trying to arrest the offenders,” the police official said.

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