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Sonepat: Three of Dalit family shot dead, ‘honour killing’ suspected

In the firing incident which took place at around 10.30 pm on Friday night, girl’s husband (Pradeep), father-in-law (Suresh) and mother-in-law (Sunita) were killed.

Written by Sanjeev Verma | Chandigarh | Updated: November 20, 2016 1:42 am

In a suspected case of honour killing because of an inter-caste marriage, three members of a Dalit family were shot dead and two injured in ward no. 9 of Kharkhoda in Sonepat district of Haryana on Friday night.

In the firing incident, which took place around 10.15 pm on Friday, Pradeep (27), his father Suresh Kumar (60) and mother Sunita (40) were killed. Pradeep’s pregnant wife Sushila and brother Suraj sustained bullet injuries in the waist and shoulder, respectively. They have been admitted to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) at Rohtak and are said to be out of danger.

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SHO of police station Kharkhoda, Inspector Rajpal, said, “We suspect it’s an honour killing case since the girl is from a Jat family while the boy is from Dhanak (scheduled caste) family. They got married around three years back and girl’s family was against it.”

The SHO said a case had been registered for murder, attempt to murder and under the Arms Act as well as SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Investigation is on and the police are trying to arrest the suspects.

According to the officer, around 10.15 pm on Friday, Sushila’s elder brother Manu, a resident of Birdhana village in Jhajjar district who already faces 16-17 criminal cases, came to Kharkhoda in a Duster car. As soon as the family members opened the door, he started firing upon them and fled.

Sushila, who was nine months pregnant and sustained bullet injury in her waist, gave birth to a baby boy at PGIMS. Her husband and mother-in-law died on the spot while her father-in-law succumbed to injuries after reaching the hospital.

The bodies were handed over to the family members after autopsy and cremated Saturday evening, said the police.

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  1. A
    Nov 20, 2016 at 1:05 am
    Aise hi logo ki soch hmaare desh ko aage ni badne deti #Same👎
    1. M
      Mandeep NAIN
      Nov 23, 2016 at 4:07 am
      bhut acha kiya aur aage bhi hote rhenge ye kam ,we are JAAT
      1. D
        Deepak Dahiya
        Jul 20, 2017 at 3:29 am
        ia jaat
      2. R
        Nov 19, 2016 at 1:56 pm
        Jats have their brain in their ankles. Jats are not high caste anyway and who do they think they are.
        1. Truth Truth
          Nov 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm
          Very sad incident we must raise our voices against discrimination on the basis of caste creed colour or religion
          1. K
            Kanu Singh
            Nov 20, 2016 at 1:41 am
            So as per you high caste have a right to kill others?
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