On Thursday, a 23-year-old Hindu man was stabbed to death allegedly by the family of his girlfriend in New Delhi over an inter-faith affair. Shehzadi his girlfriend, told India Today that the boy was killed by her family members and that she was scared for her own life. This is a shocking case of honour killing, which happened right in the capital.
These kind of incidents have earlier been reported from other parts of the country.
According to the police, the deceased Ankit was in a relationship with Shehzadi. The girl’s family had warned him to end the relationship.
On Thursday night, Ankit had an argument with family members of the girl following which he was found stabbed with a slit neck. Eye-witnesses reportedly thrashed the maternal uncle on the spot. The accused family members of the girl have been nabbed.
A police officer said: “The motive behind the murder is clear as his purse and mobile were still with him. We have registered a case under Section 30 (punishment for murder). We are in the process of obtaining CCTV footage from the area, even as locals are being questioned.”
Ankit was a photographer by profession while his girlfriend is a college student. Police have arrested the woman’s father, mother and uncle. This gruesome incident has shocked people of the capital.