The families had reportedly promised the couple that they would get them married to each other.
The girl was murdered and then buried after family found she was in love with elder sister’s fiancé.
Honour killing – Cops say accused had seen her with youth from nearby village
Police said that ever since the incident came to light they suspected the victim’s family.
Leaving one’s husband is perceived as a crime and a woman can be killed to restore family’s reputation.
The girl’s family did not approve of the relationship as the boy was of Ramgarhia community and girl a Jat Sikh
Police said the parents claimed to have pampered her as she was their only daughter.
Her classmates corroborated this and said they found out about Bhawna’s death only from the news.
They arranged a heap of cow dung cakes and made a pyre. They did not wait for anyone for her cremation.
Dwarka woman’s parents arrested in apparent honour killing, man’s family say she may be alive.
The deceased was taken to Rajasthan, where they burnt it at their ancestral village, said the DCP.
In the autopsy report, it was established that deceased was first given poisonous substance and then strangulated to death.
Marks on the girl’s neck indicate that an attempt was also made to hang her.
The father alleged, “After they found their daughter with my son, they beat him with iron rods and hanged him in the name of family honour.”
Interestingly, it is the girl child which is preferred. As many as 45 girls have been adopted in the last four years, against 30 boys in in-country adoptions