Haryana Honour Killing
Haryana is a backward cow-belt state where patriarchial values rule supreme, Hindu women keep their heads covered and honour killings take place regularly.
Haryana couple beaten to death
Rohtak (Haryana): In another case of honour killing, a young couple was allegedly beaten to death by the family members of the girl after they caught them together in a field, police said.
According to police, the girl’s uncle found the couple in a field near the girl’s house in Balamba village near Meham town. He called the girl’s brothers and they killed the boy and dumped his body on the outskirts of the village. The girl was dragged back home and murdered there.
They then cremated her the same night to cover all evidence.
“From preliminary investigations, we found that 17-year-old Rani and 21-year-old Anil were going around for a long time. The boy’s family members were busy at some religious function when he sneaked out and reached the girl’s house,” said Rajender Singh, station house officer of Meham police station. “We have booked the girl’s parents, her uncle and some unknown persons for the crime. We will arrest the main culprits behind this killing very soon,” he said.
Forensic experts were called to the crime spot and the cremation ground to collect clues. Rani was a school dropout while Anil was helping his parents in farming after studying till class XII.
Police sources said they had rounded up some of the accused and their interrogation was on.
The boy’s body was spotted by one of his family members and they informed the police. Anil’s father Rajbir Singh registered a complaint with the police.
In his complaint he alleged that the girl’s father Ram Kumar, mother Bimla, uncles Satpal, Birender Singh and brothers Sombir and Ombir were responsible for killing his son.
The incident comes close on the heels of another honour killing where a 21-year-old man was lynched for marrying against the wishes of his community in Haryana’s Jind district last month. – IANS