Haryana: Helped by sons, man kills married daughter

The Haryana Police on Sunday claimed to have solved the mystery behind the disappearance of a young married woman after arresting her father and maternal uncle for allegedly murdering her and throwing her body into a canal. The police say the murder of Kusum (21) was a case of honour killing even as her husband, Karambir, claims that she was pregnant. Her father Rajbir and maternal uncle Rajender have been arrested for the killing.

The police said Rajbir confessed that he was not happy with his daughter's marriage and had murdered her with the help of his two sons and the brother-in-law. The police claimed that Rajbir told them that on November 2 last year he and Rajender exhumed Kusum's body and threw it in a river near Ravar village.

The case has taken numerous twists and turns over the past eight months ever since Kusum married Karambir, a Kurukshetra resident, against her parents' wishes. Karambir and Kusum left their homes and got married in a temple at Panchkula on July 5. Till July 18, 2012, they stayed at a protection home in police lines at Kurukshetra.

After staying together for three months, Kusum lodged a complaint with the police alleging that she was assaulted by her husband and his parents on October 16. On December 29, 2012, the Haryana Police registered a case against Karambir, his father Raghubir and mother Bimla Devi on charges of assault, dowry demand, criminal intimidation and criminal breach of trust.

The police investigations have now revealed that before that on October 30 last year, Kusum had stayed with her uncle in Ganjogari village in Karnal district and went missing after that. Karambir lodged a complaint against Rajbir and Rajender on January 6, following which, the police arrested the girl's father, who allegedly revealed the startling facts. The police produced Rajbir in court on Saturday and got his remand extended for three more days. They also arrested Rajender on January 10. Another accused in the case, Surender, whose car was allegedly used by Rajbir and Rajender to transport the girl's body, was arrested on Sunday.

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