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Honour killing case: Man gets death penalty for murdering sister

Press Trust of India  |  Hisar (Har) 

A local court here awarded death penalty to a 26-year-old man Wednesday for murdering his sister.

Additional District and awarded the sentence to Ashok, 26, a resident of Juglan village in district.

was held guilty of murdering his sister on February 9, 2017.

According to prosecution, Rohtas of Siswal village had a love marriage with Kiranon August 8, 2015. The woman's family had opposed their marriage as Rohtas belonged to a different community.

On February 9, 2017, was murdered under suspicious circumstances in Juglan village. She was later cremated in the village by her family members.

A police complaint was subsequently lodged after the man, who had helped register their marriage, raised suspicion alleging that Kiran's death could be a case of honour killing.

The police later arrested Ashok, the brother of the deceased. A case was registered against under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 20:45 IST