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Man kills sister,her husband for ‘honour’

In a case of suspected honour killing in Farrukhabad district of UP,Sanjay Verma allegedly murdered his sister Priya.

Written by Express News Service | Kanpur |
February 9, 2011 4:36:20 am

In a case of suspected honour killing in Farrukhabad district of UP,Sanjay Verma allegedly murdered his sister Priya (21) and her husband Nageem Sheikh alias Gudda on January 26. On Tuesday,police arrested Sanjay,his brother-in-law Manoj Verma and domestic help Umesh Yadav. Gaurav Verma and Titu Gupta,both friends of Sanjay who were allegedly involved in the crime,are absconding.

A case of murder has been registered at the Kayamganj police station of Farrukhabad. The revolver and car used in the murder have been recovered by the police. Priya’s body was recovered near river Kali Nadi in Kannauj district on January 27. Nageem’s body was reportedly thrown into the river and is yet to be found.

Farrukhabad Superintendent of Police K Ejilearssane claimed,“It is a case of honour killing,where the family members of a Hindu woman were angry with her for marrying a Muslim man,and therefore they murdered both.”

Priya and Nageem were neighbours. When their efforts to convince their families regarding their marriage failed,they ran away on January 19. On the same day,Sanjay lodged an FIR against Nageem,accusing him of kidnapping Priya and stealing jewelry worth Rs 40 lakh. Ejilearssane said: “They got married on January 25.” Sanjay reportedly caught them on January 26 night and took them to Kali Nadi bridge. Ejilearssane said: “Sanjay took the help of Manoj,Umesh,Gaurav and Titu.” Station Officer of Kayamganj V K Mishra said: “Sanjay had lodged a fake FIR against Nageem. All three arrested have confessed.”

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