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According to police, the household had employed a contract killer, Varun Tiwari, and paid him Rs 1.5 lakh to eradicate the lady over her relationship with a Muslim man.
- PTI Gorakhpur (UP)
- Last Updated: February 15, 2021, 16:56 IST
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In a suspected case of honour killing, a lady was burnt alive by her relations over an inter-faith love affair, police mentioned on Monday. The girl’s father, brother, brother-in-law and one other particular person have been arrested on this connection, they mentioned. According to police, the household had employed a contract killer, Varun Tiwari, and paid him Rs 1.5 lakh to eradicate the lady over her relationship with a Muslim man.
“The victim’s father Kailash Yadav, brother Ajit Yadav, brother-in-law Satyaprakash Yadav and one Sitaram Yadav were arrested on Sunday. A petrol container and motorcycle used in the crime have also been recovered by the police. A hunt is on to trace the contract killer,” a police official mentioned. Speaking at a press convention on Sunday, Superintendent of Police of Sant Kabir Nagar, Kaustubh famous, “A half-burnt body of a young woman was found at village Jigina under Dhanghata police station limit on February 4. With the help of local police, surveillance, CCTV footage, field unit and dog squad, the body was identified as that of Ranjana Yadav of Belghat area in Gorakhpur.” “The victim’s father told the police that his daughter was having an affair with a Muslim man. He said when she was not ready to leave her lover, he along with his son and son-in-law hired a contract killer from Mahuli to kill her,” he mentioned.
According to police, one of many accused took the lady to a abandoned place in Jigina village on a bike on February 3. The different accused joined them and tied the lady’s palms and mouth. The accused then set her afire by pouring petrol on her, and fled the spot, police added.