Shafiq R Khan


Teenaged lovers found dead, honour killing suspected

A couple was found murdered and their bodies hung up for display in a village in Bhiwani district of Haryana on Sunday.
 The bodies of Rinku and Monica were put up for display inside a house in Nimtadwali village.
 The couple had been in a relationship for over two years. Rinku was staying at his maternal uncle's home in Monica's village. They belonged to the Jat community but had different gotras. (boy belonged to 'Dalal' gotra (sub caste) while the girl was from 'Boora')
 Preliminary investigations and injury marks on the bodies suggest that the couple was tortured by their killers. 
 Police have registered a case of murder and are suspecting the girl's family. "We are waiting for the post-mortem report. We suspect the girl's family," said a police officer. 

Couple found dead in Delhi; honour killing suspected 

A man and woman who married four years ago against the wishes of the woman's parents were found murdered in the Indian capital amid speculation that it might be an 'honour killing'.
While 26-year-old Kuldeep was found shot dead in his car Sunday evening, his wife Monica, 23, died after being attacked by a sharp object at their home in north Delhi's Ashok Vihar area.
Kuldeep and Monica married in 2006. Monica's parents were bitterly against the alliance as they belonged to different castes.
The police said Kuldeep's family was blaming Monica's family, specifically her brothers, for the double murder.
'We suspect the case to be of honour killing but we cannot confirm it now. We suspect that a close member of the family would have murdered Monica, as the murderer made a friendly entry to the house and the neighbours never overheard any noise from her house,' Deputy Commissioner N.S. Bundela said.
'A few suspects have been identified but we cannot reveal their name as we have not started our investigation properly,' he said, adding that a clear picture will emerge only after getting the post-mortem report.
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