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Girl thrown off roof, killed for ‘honour’
Published on 9 May. 2010 11:54 PM IST
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A father threw his 21-year-old daughter from the roof of his house because he was incensed over her “secret” marriage, police said Sunday, the incident coming close on the heels of two “honour killings” in western Uttar Pradesh.
Suresh Pal Singh, a police sub-inspector posted at Ghaziabad, was not ready to accept Parul’s “secret” marriage to a boy of her choice.
The helpless girl was rushed to the hospital by her neighbours, who gave an eyewitness account of the brutality committed by her father at their family home in Meerut.
“Parul, a first year MBA student married her classmate Dileep Kumar at a temple during the course of a college trip to Vaishno Devi temple earlier this month. However, no sooner the girl broke the news about her marriage to her parents, the father started beating her up and eventually flung her off the terrace,” police told IANS.
over telephone from Meerut, 400 km from here.
In another incident, a girl was allegedly hacked to death by her father and brother in Kaushambi district, about 260 km from here, Saturday. This comes close on the heels of yet another brutal “honour” killing of a young boy who dared to marry a girl outside his caste in Muzaffarnagar district.
According to the police, 19-year-old Soni, a resident of Khalilabad village in Kaushambi district, was hacked to death by her father Bachu Lal Kori, for insisting on marrying a boy of the same village.
“Kori, accompanied by his brother and son, thrashed Soni to death and then chopped her body into pieces before abandoning it in the fields outside a temple,” a police spokesman told IANS. The father was not ready to approve a love marriage even though both the girl and boy belonged to the same caste.
In the third instance, Anuj Tomar was arrested Saturday in the state’s Muzaffarnagar district for allegedly murdering his sister Anshu’s lover Ajit Saini.
“I hacked him for the sake of honour... I wanted to save the prestige of my family and, therefore, killed him,” Anuj told reporters.
Police suspect that Anuj killed his sister as well since she is missing.

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