UP: 19-year-old woman, her lover allegedly burnt to death by family in suspected case of honour killing
A 19-year-old women and her boy friend were allegedly burnt to death by the girls family in a cillage in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda district in a suspected case of honour killing, police stated on Thursday.
The incident happened on Wednesday on Kaarcha village in Mataundh when the family members allegedly stumbled on the couple in a compromising position, they said. "They allegedly locked them in a hut and set if on fire," Additional Superintendent of Police Mahendra Pratap Singh said.
Both of them were taken to a nearby hospital in critical state where Bhola who was 25-years of age died while the women, Priyanka, suffered almost 80 per cent burns and was referred to another hospital in Kanpur, the women succumbed to her injuries on the way.
An FIR has been registered against nine members of the women’s family out of which three of them have been taken into custody, police said. SP Mahendra Pratap Singh stated that efforts are being made to arrest the other accused. An autopsy will be performed on Thursday, singh said.
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