Girl shot dead by brother in honour killing
In yet another suspected case of honour killing in Uttar Pradesh’s 'Jatland’, a girl was shot dead by her older brother allegedly for eloping with her lover.
Nineteen-year-old Parveen was shot by her elder brother Dilshad in Uttar Pradesh’s jat- dominated Baghpat town, about 500 kilometres from here, on Wednesday, when the girl returned home after spending two days with her lover, who lived in the neighbourhood.
According to police sources, Parveen was having an affair with a youth, who lived just across her house. Dilshad resented their relationship and had warned Parveen against meeting her lover.
However, the girl continued her affair with the man and the two had ran away a few days back only to return home on Tuesday after spending some days together, sources said.
Apparently enraged over his sister’s elopement, Dilshad shot Parveen at his residence on Wednesday afternoon killing her on the spot, reports said. He later managed to run away from the place.
Police have registered a case against Dilshad for the murder and have also mounted a search to arrest him for what is suspected to be a honour killing.