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A 22-YEAR-OLD man was stabbed to death by his brother-in-law for allegedly marrying his sister against the wishes of the family.
Police, however, said that it was not a case of honour killing.
The victim was identified as Mohammed Irfan, a resident of Mauli village in Manimajra. Irfan recently eloped with the sister of accused Mohammed Shahbaz, 20, and got married.
According to the police, the victim worked with a chicken supplier and the incident happened in Rajiv colony in Manimajra on Saturday morning. The police said that as the victim arrived at Mauli village to deliver chickens, the accused, who also works at a chicken shop, spotted him. He stabbed him multiple times with a sharp-edged weapon, leading to his death. The accused was arrested in the evening from Mauli.
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“He was stabbed on chest, shoulder and on head. He (Irfan) was taken to civil hospital in Sector 6, Panchkula, where doctors declared him brought dead,” said Inspector Baldev Kumar, Station House Officer, Mauli Jagran police station. “It is not a case of honour killing.”
The police said that the family of the accused was not happy with the marriage. “Shahbaz blamed him (Irfan) for marrying his sister against the family’s wishes,” said Kumar. “The girl had eloped and then married. Both of them lived in Mauli village.”
The accused, the police said, lived at Mauli village but recently shifted to Dera Bassi. “We are yet to recover the knife. We have booked him under Section 307 of Indian Penal Code,” said Kumar, adding that a post-mortem of the victim would be conducted on Sunday.
According to the police, the victim and the accused had heated arguments earlier as well. “The accused has confessed to his crime and said that by eloping with the victim, his sister brought a bad name to the family. He was not happy with the marriage,” said Kumar.
Mohammed Chand, the complainant in the case, said that initially an altercation broke out between them, and then it ended with the murder.