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Chargesheet names girl’s parents,brother

Case pertains to killing of a runaway couple,Nidhi and Dharmender,allegedly by Nidhi’s parents.

The Haryana Police Wednesday submitted a chargesheet against six persons in the three-month-old case of alleged honour killing in Gharnavati village of Rohtak district. The case pertains to the killing of a runaway couple,Nidhi and Dharmender,allegedly by Nidhi’s parents.

In the chargesheet submitted in the court of Judicial Magistrate,Rohtak district courts,all six accused have been charged with murder and criminal conspiracy. The police has held all six responsible for “executing a well-planned murder”.

The chargesheet names Nidhi’s parents — Narender and Rita Singh — uncle Ravinder,brother Sunny,their driver Mahesh and a member of the village panchayat,Rajesh. According to the all accused hatched a criminal conspiracy and are liable for prosecution on charges of murder,destroying evidence,rioting and criminal conspiracy.

The case came to light on September 17. Nidhi and Dharmender,wanted to marry against the wishes of their parents,and had eloped on September 15. Nidhi’s parents got a tip-off about her location and managed to bring both of them back to the village. They were allegedly hacked to death in full public view. While Nidhi was cremated soon after,Dharmender’s beheaded body was thrown outside his house.

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“Statements of witnesses,forensic reports of both bodies,circumstantial evidence and statements by the accused given to the media all form part of the chargesheet,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police,Anil Kumar.