A BBA student was killed allegedly by the brother of his girlfriend in another suspected honour killing case.

The body of Ajit Saini, who was in his early twenties, was found in New Mandi area here on Friday. His throat was found slit and legs cut off, police said.

His girlfriend Anshu Tomar, also in her early twenties, is missing. Police suspect that she has also been killed, though her body has not been found.

On the basis of a complaint filed by Ajit’s family, the girl’s father Narendra Tomar and brother Anuj were arrested, Superintendent of Police Rajiv Malhotra said.

During interrogation, Anuj confessed to have killed Ajit for “tarnishing the family’s image,” the officer claimed.

According to Anuj, his sister had eloped several times with Ajit despite repeated warnings by the family.

The couple had eloped two months back after the girl’s family opposed to their relationship. After assurances from the family that they would solemnise their marriage, the duo returned home on April 19.

Recently, a Delhi-based journalist Nirupama Pathak was allegedly killed by her family at her house in Jharkhand over her love affair with a man lower than her caste.

The incidents come close on the heels of a historic verdict by the Karnal sessions court which awarded capital punishment to five persons and life sentence to one for murdering a couple on the diktats of a community panchayat for marrying against societal norms.

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