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UP: Young couple shot dead in case of honour killing

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 September 2021, 15:06 IST

In what was a spine-chilling incident of crime reported from Uttar Pradesh, a young couple was found killed, seemingly in a case of honour killing by the girl's family.

Ashish Singh, aged 25, and Bunty, aged 22, were shot dead, allegedly by the woman’s family on Friday and the latter’s corpse was recovered from her house, on the bed. Ashish was found killed near the house in Naughava Narottam village. The couple were shot in the chest, from a close distance.

The woman’s family were against their love affair. They had given a warning to Bunty against talking to Ashish. The family of Ashish, who was also against the affair, had got his married in 2019 to a different woman but he left home soon after and began living in Noida.

The young couple belonged to the same caste and also the same lineage because of which both the families opposed the relationship.

Police have put in an FIR against the woman’s father, two brothers, village head and a distant relative under IPC section 302 (murder). Both the brothers are no where to be found.

Massive police force has been positioned in the area as both the families live in the same locality

Ashish's father, identified as Sukhpal alleged that his son was murdered by Bunty's father Krishnapal and four others.

According to the Senior Superintendent of Police S.Anand, "We have recovered an empty cartridge and a bullet from Ashish's pocket. But there was no pistol recovered near the body. We have registered an FIR on the complaint of Ashish's father. The woman's family members are claiming that her elder brothers are out of town for work for the last five days. We are probing the case from all angles." IANS

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First published: 20 September 2021, 15:06 IST