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Brothers behead girl over affair with cousin in Shahjahanpur

Four younger brothers and the deceased sister used to stay with their father in the village. Their mother had died a few years ago.

Two brothers hacked to death their 17-year-old younger sister after dragging her out from her lover’s house in full public view and walked away with her head in Shahjahanpur district’s Paraur area late Monday.

Following the incident, families of both the girl and her lover — the two were cousins — have fled the village. A case of murder has been lodged on the complaint of the village watchman.

Four younger brothers and the deceased sister used to stay with their father in the village. Their mother had died a few years ago.

Paraur Station Officer Rajesh Singh confirmed that the girl had an affair with her cousin. Other than the two accused, the girl’s other relatives were ready for her marriage with the cousin, he claimed.

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“She had an altercation with her two brothers on Sunday evening, as they asked her to end the relationship. The girl refused and was beaten up. She then left home and went to her lover’s house,” Singh said. He added the two accused tried to bring the girl home but she refused. Following this, the duo went to the cousin’s house late Monday and dragged the girl out. “She was beaten up… While the locals did not intervene, the brothers hacked her with knives in full public view. The two then started walking towards their house with the girl’s head and told people that they were going to the police station. But they did not,” said the SO.

Later, the village watchman informed the police and the body was sent for postmortem.