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Girl killed by uncle for ‘honour’

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Ghaziabad: In a case of suspected honour killing, a 20-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her uncle over a love affair in Loni area here, police said today.

Firoz slit the throat his niece last evening at the terrace of their house, SSP KS Emmanuel said.

She was involved in a relationship with the youth, identified as Nazim (24), and had decided to get married.

However, the family was opposed to the relationship, he said.

Police arrested Firoz following a complaint filed by the victim’s father and lodged a case under section 302 (punishment for murder) of the IPC against him, the SSP said.

During interrogation, Firoz confessed to killing the girl for “tarnishing the family’s name”, Emmanuel said.

The girl had allegedly tried to commit suicide by consuming some poisonous substance four days ago, he said, adding she was discharged from the GTB hospital yesterday.

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