Woman killed by cousin, husband attacked at separate places

In a suspected case of honour killing, a 22-year-old woman was killed allegedly by her cousin in Dataganj area of Badaun while her husband was attacked by her brother in Jwalapur area of Haridwar around the same time early on Saturday.

Police said the couple had been attacked by the brother and cousin of the girl in a planned manner at the same time as she had married against the wish of her family.

According to the police, Meena Devi's throat was slit by her cousin Satendra Pal with a knife at her house in the Kanshi Ram Awas Colony in Dataganj. Dataganj Station Officer Bhanu Pratap Singh said Satendra had stayed at Meena's house in the night and he slit her throat around 3 am when she was sleeping. He said a girl from the neighbourhood, Ruby, who had also slept at the house woke up after Satendra had attacked Meena.

The police have lodged a case of murder against Satendra and were looking for him.

Singh said Meena, a resident of Katinna village in Kadarchowk area, had left her village after marrying Nanhe, a resident of the same village, two years back and had been living in Dataganj's Kanshi Ram Awas Colony since then. He said Meena and Nanhe belonged to the same caste.

Singh said although Meena's brother and cousin sometimes visited her in Dataganj, she did not go to her parents' home. He said Nanhe, who had been working in Haridwar as a house painter for the last one month, was also attacked there early Saturday by Meena's brother Durgesh.

Durgesh has been arrested for attempt to murder.

Police said Durgesh attacked Nanhe with a sharp-edge weapon at around 4 am. Nanhe escaped the attack but suffered injuries on his head and was admitted to a hospital.

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