Salwinder Kauer

January, 2011

GAJJUKHERA/BANUR: In yet another case of honour killing, a young couple, who had married in the Punjab and Haryana High Court in February against the wishes of their families, was hacked to death by the girl's brother on Saturday in Patiala district of Punjab. While the boy died soon after the attack, the girl succumbed to her injuries at PGI.

Sources said Salwinder Kaur, a Dalit from Gajjukhera village, had fallen in love with Suresh Kumar, a Khatri boy, of the same village two years back.

The families were initially unaware about their affair. Trouble began in December 2007 when Salwinder's parents started looking for a groom for her and she told them about Suresh.

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