Girl in love kills seven of a family for opposing affair

Girl in love kills seven of a family for opposing affair

Sonam and her lover belong to the same sub-caste

Sonam and her lover Naveen were arrested on Saturday for the murders committed in the house of Taqdir Singh in Kabool Pur village in this district on September 14, Senior Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar Rao said.

They told police that they were in love with each other but the girl’s family objected to the relationship on the grounds that they belong to the same gotra (sub-caste) and the same village, he said.

On the fateful day, the boy allegedly procured poison, the SSP said. The girl mixed it with food and served to the members of the family.

When the victims fell unconscious, Sonam called Naveen to her house and the duo allegedly strangled her parents Surender and Promilla, grandmother Bhoori as also her brother Arvind and three minor cousins Vishal, Sonika and Monica.

All the seven were found dead on their beds on Tuesday morning.

The police registered a case in this connection based on the complaint of a relative of the family.  Sonam was found unconscious in the bathroom. After thorough investigations, the needle of suspicion pointed towards the girl, police said.

Taqdir Singh, the grandfather of the girl, was unharmed as he had taken little food and had apparently escaped from being killed as he was sleeping outside the house, they said.