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Police stops Haryana teenager's cremation, suspects honour killing

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

The Police on Sunday stopped the cremation of a teenage girl in district on suspicion that it was a case of honour killing.

Police said the girl, a student of Class 11, died on Saturday under mysterious circumstances in Behbal village. Her family tried to cremate her on Sunday but police intervened after a tip-off.

However, by the time firefighters doused the pyre flames, nearly 90 per cent of the body had been burnt.

Police sources claimed that the girl could have been strangulated. "We have sent the remains for forensic examination," a said.

The family claimed that the girl had complained of stomachache on Saturday, following which she died as she was on way to a hospital.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 20:12 IST
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