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Honour killing in Okhla’s neighbourhood

A case of honour killing has taken place in Okhla’s neighbourhood after dailies reported that a man has been arrested in Jaitpur for allegedly strangulating his 15-year-old daughter to death. It is understood that the father, who now has been arrested and is being questioned by police, took the extreme step as he unhappy with his daughter for being in a relationship with a boy.

The relation between the two deteriorated leading to heated argument between the father and daughter and and things went out of hand, according to the accused, who in a rage of fit killed his daughter on April 17. To hide the incident, the man even cremated her body and threatened his wife and other children of dire consequences if they opened their mouth.

But things didn’t go as he wished as his wife discussed the issue with her neighbourhood on April 22 who informed police. “The accused was arrested today under relevant provisions of law,” DCP (Southeast) MS Randhawa said.

It was during the interrogation that the father accepted of his crime, said an official. Police are looking into sexual assault angle too but are finding difficult to get to the depth of the story as the body has been cremated. Police continue to investigate the incident to crack the case and ascertain the actual reason that led the father to kill his teen daughter.

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