Greater Noida honour killing: Grandfather held


Press Trust of India
Friday, September 19, 2008, (Greater Noida)

In a case of suspected honour killing, police in Greater Noida have arrested the grandfather of the slain girl for allegedly killing the 16-year-old and her lover and setting their bodies ablaze.

"Rekha's grandfather Puran Singh was arrested this evening. He confessed to the honour killings. Manhunt has been launched to arrest the other three accused," DSP Dev Karan Singh said.

The half burnt bodies of 16-year-old Rekha and Sonu (20) were found from a haystack in a maize field in Kakode area of village Bair earlier, police said.

A police complaint lodged by the boy's father alleged that the girl's father and some of his relatives had killed the two and later set their bodies afire.

Police have registered an FIR in this regard. The girl belonged to the Jatav caste and the boy was from Khatik community, the sources said, but however they ruled out the caste angle as the reason for the girl's family opposing the affair.

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