A woman and her lover, hailing from Chandauli, were allegedly killed and their bodies disposed of in Ganga in Ghazipur by her father and two uncles. The police have registered a case of murder and causing destruction of evidence against the three and arrested them on Friday.
Raja Ram Yadav, a farmer of Hardhanjuda village had married off his daughter, Rinki (22), to a man in Sharifpur village on June 6. On June 9, Gyan Prakash Yadav (24), also a resident of Hardhanjuda village, reached the house of Rinki’s in-laws posing as her relative and sought permission to take Rinki to her parents’ home.
“Her in-laws suspected something amiss. They informed Raja Ram about it who came to his daughter’s in-laws’ house the same day. His two brothers — Vipin Yadav and Santosh Yadav — and two more persons were accompanying him in his Scorpio. It came to light that Gyan Prakash was having a relationship with Rinki,” said Circle Officer (Sakaldiha), Shyam Dev Bind. Rinki’s in-laws refused to keep her in their house, saying she had an affair with another man and Rinki was asked to sit in her father’s vehicle with Gyan Prakash, while the latter’s motorcycle was driven by somebody else, the police added.
“On the way, they strangulated the girl and Gyan Prakash and dumped their bodies from a pontoon bridge on River Ganga after raeching Saidapur. The bike was also thrown into the river,” said Bind. The police said the matter came to light only after Raja Ram, apparently apprehending that the truth of his missing daughter would come out in the open, lodged an FIR on June 27 alleging that Gyan Prakash had kidnapped his daughter and eloped while a complaint was already filed by Gyan Prakash’s family on June 9, as he had left the house saying he was going to a market but had not returned since.“When we questioned Gyan Prakash’s family, they said Rinki was married. So we went to her in-laws’ house and found out that Rinki and Gyan Prakash had returned with Raja Ram on June 9. Raja Ram was questioned and confessed,” said Station Officer (Balua), Sajid Siddiqui.“Nets and divers have been used to fish out the bodies. We have not been successful yet.”