Five members of a family were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Haryana court today in the case of honour killing of a 17-year-old girl.
The 17-year-old girl was killed in Sonepat district's Matand village in 2016 as her family did not approve of her relationship with a youth.
On July 2, 2016, the girl's grandfather had lodged a police complaint alleging that her parents along with other members had murdered her and later burnt her body in a bid to destroy evidence. He claimed that the parents had objected to her relationship with a youth..
On a tip-off by Dhajja Ram, the girl's grandfather, the police had reached the spot, put out the fire and recovered the burnt body.
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