17-year-old girl dies in Pa­ni­pat vil­lage, cops sus­pect hon­our killing

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - PUNJAB & HARYANA - Neeraj Mo­han neeraj.mo­han@hin­dus­tan­times.com

KARNAL: In a sus­pected case of hon­our killing, a 17-year-old girl was found dead at Joshi vil­lage in Mad­lauda block of Pa­ni­pat dis­trict. The fam­ily mem­bers of the girl cre­mated her body early morn­ing on Fri­day be­fore the po­lice could reach the spot.

The mat­ter came to light when an uniden­ti­fied per­son sus­pect­ing hon­our killing of the girl in­formed the po­lice about the in­ci­dent.

The sources in the po­lice said that the girl had re­cently eloped with a boy of Kandla vil­lage of Shamli dis­trict of Ut­tar Pradesh but her fam­ily mem­bers had found them three days ago. How­ever, the fam­ily mem­bers have told the po­lice that she died due to elec­tric shock on Thurs­day night.

Talk­ing to the HT, Pa­ni­pat deputy su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice (DSP) Bali Singh said, “The po­lice had got a tip-off about a sus­pected hon­our killing of a girl but when the po­lice reached the vil­lage, the fam­ily mem­bers had al­ready cre­mated the body. The foren­sic science lab­o­ra­tory (FSL) team took bone sam­ples from the fu­neral ashes at the cre­ma­tion ground and has sent them for ex­am­i­na­tion.”

He said that the pos­si­bil­ity of hon­our killing can­not be ruled out though the ac­tual cause of death could be as­cer­tained af­ter the FSL re­port.

Mean­while, the po­lice have al­ready booked the fa­ther of the girl, Suresh Ku­mar and her un­cle, Sham Lal, un­der Sec­tions 302 (mur­der) and 201 (caus­ing dis­ap­pear­ance of ev­i­dence of of­fence) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code (IPC) and they have al­ready been taken into cus­tody.

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