Man kills minor daughter for eloping with neighbour

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 13, 2011 14:42 hrs

Noida: In an apparent case of honour killing, a minor girl was allegedly killed by her father for eloping with her married neighbour in a village here.

Karamvir Singh, a resident of Yakootpur village, was on Sunday arrested on the charge of killing his 15-year-old daughter, the police said, adding that Singh's two nephews who have also been booked for destroying evidence were absconding.

According to the police, the girl eloped with Sanjay, a married young man from the same village, on February 28. But due to the family pressure, she returned the next day, when her father allegedly killed her. Later, the body was burnt near Yamuna river embankment.

Only in India

The incident came to light when some locals apparently reported the incident to the police.

Superintendent of Police Anant Dev said, "It was honour killing. The accused has confessed to it."