Girl lynched,boy beheaded in ‘honour killing’

The youth’s body was then dumped outside his house in the village.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:September 19, 2013 3:11 am

In a suspected case of honour killing,a couple was allegedly killed by the girl’s family in Rohtak district of Haryana on Wednesday evening. While the girl,Nidhi Barak,20,was reportedly killed in public view and cremated,the boy,Dharmender Barak,23,was reportedly beaten up,his arms and legs broken,and then beheaded. The youth’s body was then dumped outside his house in the village.

Both Nidhi and Dharmender belonged to the Jat community and were residents of Gharnavati village in Kalanaur,Rohtak district. Till late night,Dharmender’s family had not lodged a formal police complaint.

According to the police,Nidhi was pursuing a fine arts course in Rohtak,while Dharmender was doing an ITI diploma course in Rohtak. Nidhi’s family had reportedly warned Dharmender a few times in the past.

On Tuesday morning,Nidhi and Dharmender reportedly left their homes and did not return. According to reports,they had decided to get married. Nidhi’s family contacted her on Wednesday morning and persuaded her to return home,reportedly with the assurance that they would not harm her or Dharmender.

“Our preliminary information has revealed that when Dharmender and Nidhi returned to the village on Wednesday evening,they were taken to Nidhi’s home. They were both assaulted by her relatives. Nidhi’s family first lynched her and then cremated her. Then they broke Dharmender’s arms and legs and beheaded him,” said DSP Anil Kumar.

Nidhi’s father,Billu,has been arrested,while the rest of her family members are reported to be missing from the village.

“We managed to recover Nidhi’s remains from her pyre. We have taken the boy’s body for a post-mortem examination,” said the DSP.

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