New Delhi, Jul 13: The latest suspected case of honour killing comes from Delhi, where a man strangulated his daughter and her alleged boyfriend to death last week.
The case came to light when the Delhi police arrested a man in connection with the Saturday, Jul 10 double murder at in a park near Shankar Market in New Friends Colony"s B block.
The man identified as Edward is none other than the father of the 22-year-old girl Bimal, who was found dead along with 25-year-old Hari Lal.
While Bimal was a Christian and native of Bihar"s West Champaran, her lover was a jat who lived in Jalandhar.
According to the police, Bimal was working as a domestic help at a businessman"s house. Hari Lal migrated to the capital in 2007 and worked at a iron factory. Police revealed that he was earlier married to a woman named Poonam, with whom he had a three-year-old son.
Besides Edward, a security guard, Ruben Joseph was also arrested.
The two have been charged with the couple"s murder, The Asian Age reported on Tuesday, Jul 13.
“They were strangulated for the honour of their caste and religion. The couple were in love and wanted to get married. Bimal had arranged Hari Lal"s meeting with her family members on Saturday evening at a building under construction in the NFC area on Saturday," a senior police official is quoted as saying.
When the girl's father reached B-434 New Friends Colony, where the meeting was planned, he allegedly found the couple in a compromising position, which enraged him.
“He could not resist the humiliation and started thrashing Lal. At this point, Ruben entered the room and helped Edward in strangulating Lal. When Bimal started shouting for help, she was also strangulated by the two. The accused then burnt the shawl and took out the bodies one by one in the night to the park in a bag, and dumped them under layers of grass and soil," the police informed.