|
|
|
|
|
29th Muharram 1436 | Sunday, Nov 23, 2014
Crime and Accident

Man beaten to death in Bihar for eloping

Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Comments(0)
Patna, September 12:

In an incident of honour killing in Bihar, a 35-year-old man was lynched in Araria district after a village kangaroo court found him guilty of eloping with a newly-married woman, police said Wednesday.

Govind Singh was beaten to death at Paqahunshi village under Kursakanta police station two days ago after a decision was taken in a small meeting attended by some villagers including his father and the girl's father.

"Soon after the girl's father read out a death sentence to Govind, over a dozen people attacked him with bamboo sticks and beat him to death," a police official said, describing it as a case of honour killing.

"Everything happened in my presence. I begged for mercy for my son but they ignored my pleas and went on beating him," Govind's father Baldeo Singh said.

Araria Deputy Superintendent of Police Hari Shankar Kumar said Govind was beaten to death two days ago. An FIR has been lodged against 18 people but police are yet to arrest any accused so far.

Kumar described the incident as barbaric and gruesome. "It appears to be an incident of medieval time," he said.

According to police officials associated with the investigation in the case, Govind and the girl were in love for the last few years.

But the girl was forcibly married to another man Bechan Singh of a nearby village three months ago. After that, Govind eloped with the girl two weeks ago.

Govind, a resident of Madhubani village under the same police station, was traced to Punjab by the girl's family after the couple ran away from the village.

"Govind and his beloved were reluctant to return to the village but they were lured by a promise that they would be allowed to marry with social sanction and the girl's family will not oppose it," a police official said.

IANS

Latest News

2,600 prodigal kids dazzle in Abacus math ...

About 2,600 boys and girls from 15 states across the country Sunday participated in the 11th edition of the national Abacus, brain gym and ...

Five new born babies die in Ludhiana hospital

Five new born babies died in a government hospital in Punjab's Ludhiana during delivery, leading to protests from affected families. Hosp ...

Muslims in India more prosperous than in Pakistan: BJP

Ahead of Assembly polls, BJP today attempted to strike a chord with the Muslim population here in Ja ...

Related News

14 killed in Afghanistan bombing

At least 14 people were killed and 35 wounded Sunday in a suicide bomb attack at a volleyball ground in Paktika province ...

One killed, over 25 injured in Assam blast

One person was killed and over 25 others were injured in an explosion in Assam's Dibrugarh district ...

BSF recovers five kg heroin in Punjab

Border Security Force (BSF) troopers recovered five kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab, a BSF spokes ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26170 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Don't you think Arshad Ayub should have been made the manager not only for Tests but also ODIs for India's Oz tour?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com