Honour killing case: Girl shot dead by brother

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 15, 2011 07:45 hrs

Kaushambi: In the second honour killing case in Uttar Pradesh this week, a girl was shot dead allegedly by her brother after she disappeared from home for some days.

18-year-old Meena went to Allahabad three days back with a youth and had returned on Monday after which her brothers Satish and Sanju quizzed her, police said.

Devi was shot at by her brother Sanju in Manauri village on Monday after she failed to give a satisfactory reply about her disappearance for three days, they said.

She was rushed to the district hospital where doctors declared her brought dead, they said.

A case has been lodged against Sanju, who is absconding after the incident, they said.

The incident comes close on the heels of a teenage girl who was strangled to death allegedly by her relatives for having an affair with a boy who also later committed suicide in Agra.