Woman killed by sworn brother

He disliked her talking to her brother-in-law
Last Updated 27 April 2014, 20:39 IST

A 23-year-old woman was killed by her sworn brother for “laughing and talking” with her brother-in-law at south-east Delhi’s Amar Colony on Saturday night. The accused was arrested on Sunday evening.

She was speaking to her relatives when the accused Nadeem happened to walk by. “Some relatives had arrived at her home and the family was talking among themselves. Nadeem saw Seema talking and laughing loudly with her brother-in-law and he objected to it,” a police officer associated with the probe told Deccan Herald.

Seema did not like his interference in her personal matters and gave a piece of her mind to Nadeem. Even as her family was trying to understand what was happening, Ndeem pulled out a knife from his pocket and stabbed her in the chest.

While the family rushed Seema to Safdarjung Hospital, the accused had managed to escape from the place. The victim was declared dead on arrival at the hospital. She died due to a puncture in her heart.

Police filed a case of murder against the accused and nabbed him from the area on Sunday evening. 

Police said he was inebriated at the time of the murder and has also been charged under the Arms Act.

The victim worked at the Select Citywalk Mall in south Delhi and lived with her family in Amar Colony. According to her family, she used to treat Nadeem as her sworn brother and they lived in the same area. 

“Despite them sharing the relationship of brother-sister, Nadeem would interfere in her personal relationships and accuse her of indulging in illicit relationships. She had been ignoring his talks for several days which had left him angry,” said the officer.

(Published 27 April 2014, 20:39 IST)

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