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Woman hanged from tree: Cops suspect honour killing

Press Trust of India  |  Thane (Maha) 

Police in have cracked the December 31 murder of a 23-year-old woman from and their investigation has revealed honour killing as the motive behind the crime.

A Saturday said they have registered a case of murder against four persons, including the father and the brother of the deceased whose body was found hanging from a tree in in district.

No arrest is made yet.

The accused are identified as Manita's father Lotu Yadav, her brother and relatives Ramakanat Yadav and Yadav.

According to police, Manita's family members were filled with a sense of shame after her in-laws dropped her at their home in district in last month while accusing her of having an extra-marital affair with another man.

The deceased was married to a man from a village in district.

A said Tirthraj, and boarded a train for on December 30 from under the pretext of taking Manita to her another brother who is a resident of suburban Vikhroli in

"They got down at railway station and took Manita to a secluded place, where she was strangulated and her body was hanged from a tree to make it appear as a suicide," he said, adding that Manita was killed on the night of December 31.

The body was spotted by some locals on January 1 who, in turn, informed the police.

He said the CCTV cameras at the railway station captured the accused persons getting down with Manita.

The said the first major clue to solve the crime was a SIM card they had found in the pocket of the sweater worn by the deceased woman.

The card was registered in the name of his brother whom police tracked down in Azamgarh, he added.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 11:55 IST