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Honour killing case: Five including victim's parents get life term

Press Trust of India  |  Sonepat 

Five members of a family were sentenced to life imprisonment by a court today in the case of honour killing of a 17-year-old girl.

The court convicted the victim's parents, elder sister and two uncles for the and also imposed a penalty of Rs 35,000 on each of them.

The 17-year-old girl was killed in 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.

A case was initially registered against the girl's father and his wife Later, the investigation brought into light the role of the couple's elder daughter and two uncles .

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 21:25 IST