Man and Girl Trying to Elope Were Burnt to Death on Panchayat's Orders

Published: 14th May 2015 12:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th May 2015 12:45 PM   |  A+A-


GAYA: In a gruesome murder, a 30-year old man and 16-year old girl were lynched and burnt to death at Ametha village of Gaya district in Bihar.

The incident took place on Wednesday where the people spotted both of them together and informed the girl’s family. According to the village locals, they chased the man and the teenager who were reportedly trying to elope and brought them in front of the village panchayat where they allegedly ordered to kill them of both of them. A NDTV report says that the girl’s family endorsed and was part of the ‘honour killings’.

The panchayat members and other assailants reportedly beat them up and later burnt them alive and immediately cremated their bodies to hide the evidence.

After neighbouring villages alerted the police, a team was formed by SSP Manu Maharaaj and investigated the case and spoke to few villagers and one of the girl’s relative is arrested and is on the look out to nab the others.

"This is a clear case of honour killing. The police have registered at case at Wazirganj police station in which members of the girl's family have been named as accused,” Maharaaj said in Hindustan Times report.

However, Maharaaj ruled out panchayat’s involvement in the murders and assured that they are looking at the case in every possible angle.

The 30-year old man was allegedly married and had 3 kids.


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