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SP A K Singh said the accused were absconding. The girl’s father was detained.

A 20-year-old girl and her 22-year-old boyfriend were killed allegedly by the girl’s brothers Sunday, hours before she was to be married off to the man chosen by her family.

The girl’s family had organised a dinner Saturday night ahead of her marriage in which the boy and his family were invited, police said. The girl, unwilling to marry the person chosen by her family, fled with the boy to his house around midnight. Following this, two bothers of the girl along with a relative reached the boy’s house at Haladiapadara on the outskirts of the town and asked her return but she refused. They then allegedly killed the couple with sharp weapons in the presence of the boy’s widowed mother.

SP A K Singh said the accused were absconding. The girl’s father was detained.

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