Haryana youth stabbed 6 times for marrying Dalit girl, dies in hospital

According to sources, the couple was getting threats since their marriage in January and a few days back, they had complained to the police also. However, both parties had reached a compromise with the intervention of a social panchayat.

Written by SUKHBIR SIWACH | Chandigarh | Updated: July 20, 2017 10:27 am
Haryana Dalits, Haryana honour killing case, Hisar honour killing case, Hisar youth stabbed for marrying Dalit girl, Valmiki community, indian express news  In an apparent case of honour killing, a 25-year-old youth, who was stabbed six times in Hisar town of Haryana on Saturday, succumbed to injuries on Wednesday. (Representational Image)

In an apparent case of honour killing, a 25-year-old youth, who was stabbed six times in Hisar town of Haryana on Saturday, succumbed to injuries on Wednesday. Shyam Arora, a youth from Punjabi community, had run away from home to marry a Dalit girl, Sapna, against the wishes of both families on January 31, 2017. Sapna’s brother Sahil and maternal uncle (mama) Pawan along with one more had gone to Sapna’s home on Saturday for the first time since their marriage.

While Sapna was preparing tea for the brother and maternal uncle, the trio stabbed Shyam. The doctors have found six wounds of stabbing on his chest. Sapna also received injuries when she came to intervene. Shyam was admitted to a private hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Investigation officer Pawan Kumar said Sahil and Pawan had been arrested on Wednesday. Sahil’s brother Vishal and mother Santosh have also been named in the FIR. “Shyam’s family has alleged that apart from Sahil and Pawan, other family members were also involved in the conspiracy. The investigation is still going on,” Kumar said.

According to police sources, Sahil and Pawan were against the marriage of Shyam and Sapna, who is from Valmiki community. After the marriage, Shyam and Sapna remained out of town for four months.Then, Shyam, along with his wife, came back to his home at Bank Colony in Hisar and his parents did not object. During the interrogation, the suspects told the police they were determined to kill both of them ever since they tied the knot and were only looking for an opportunity.

According to police, they had even brought a pistol from Uttar Pradesh to commit the crime, but the pistol did not work on the day of the incident. Then, they stabbed Shyam and ran away. Sapna, with the help of neighbours, took her husband to the hospital.

According to sources, the couple was getting threats since their marriage in January and a few days back, they had complained to the police also. However, both parties had reached a compromise with the intervention of a social panchayat. The IO said the suspects would be produced before a magistrate on Thursday. “We have to recover the knife and pistol used in the crime. The third suspect, who had gone to the home of Shyam, has also been identified,” he said.

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  1. SUMIT KUMAR
    Jul 22, 2017 at 4:25 am
    Only when all those guilty of this brutal "so called honour" killing are jailed for life will this end in our country . Such rubbish crimes where humans are killed for marrying another human is barbaric and deserve the max punishment of life without bail in jail for all the people who do such crimes The accused must be hanged in front of people ,,, then they should not be allowed final rites ,,, those who become animals should be treated as such
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    1. SUMIT KUMAR
      Jul 22, 2017 at 4:23 am
      As per what gyanis here say, Dalit shld be thrilled her daughter married higher caste ? Dalit r becoming terrorist like they stoned one Takur boy in UP cus Takur dare to celebrate the Maharana pratap Jayanti. I hope Govt arrest these terrorist goons give the justice to dead slave discriminated peoples or UN/USA should look into the affair as Modi govt is also castist party.
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        prany
        Jul 20, 2017 at 5:45 pm
        This story has a very mischievous headline. It gives the impression that the crime was committed by non-dalits to punish the murdered man. Actually the so called dalit girl's relatives killed the non-dalit man. Anti Indian Express does not miss a chance to defame and divide Hindus and perpetuate stereotypes always portraying non-dalit Hindus as the oppressors. This Hindu phobia must be condemned.
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        1. mimi sur
          Jul 20, 2017 at 3:55 pm
          It should give an opportunity to Islamic express a soul searching . Why the tone is changed in this case .However very bad precedent, but boy set an example . But love jihad should be avoided by hook and crook.
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            Champa Bai
            Jul 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm
            ab yeh pseudo secular kahan gaye.........hindu ko dalit ne maara hai..........ab koi bhos$ $#ka nahin bolega
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