Shabista (26) and 35-year-old Farmood

January, 2011

Muzaffarnagar: In a suspected case of honour killing, a married woman and her lover have been murdered allegedly by her brothers at Nagla village in the district, police said today.

Shabista (26) and 35-year-old Farmood, who were in an affair for last five years, were killed allegedly by the woman's brothers who found the two in an objectionable position last evening, police said.

While Shabista was strangulated to death, Farmood was killed by slitting his throat, police said, adding that a case has been registered against her brother Istakhar and Hasim.

Police later arrested Istakhar, who has purportedly confessed to the crime, though the another is absconding.

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