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Teenager’s body buried in field after ‘honour killing’ in U.P.

Police taking a look at the site where the body of a missing teenage girl was found in Ambedkarnagar district of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Police taking a look at the site where the body of a missing teenage girl was found in Ambedkarnagar district of eastern Uttar Pradesh.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

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Father and brother of 17-year-old victim arrested

In what police is claiming to be a case of honour killing, the body of a missing teenage girl was found buried in a field close to her village in Ambedkarnagar district of eastern Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

Police have arrested the father Lakhan Singh and brother Vikas Singh of the victim for allegedly shooting her in the head and burying her in a field two km away from their house in Bashiya Gangasagar village of the district.

According to the police, the girl, 17, had fled from home four months ago, allegedly after her brother opposed her relationship with a boy. She was recently found by police in Faizabad and was brought back home. However, days after returning she went missing again.

On the complaint of the village chowkidaar, a case was lodged at the Jhangiraganj police station under Sections 302 and 201, naming the family members as accused.

During investigation, a 15-member police team found the body buried in a field near a canal on the southern part of the village.

The police also recovered a .315 bore country pistol, the weapon allegedly used in the crime, buried near the corpse, a statement from Ambedkarnagar police said.

Rahul Srivastava, U.P. police spokesperson, said the case of ‘honour killing’ was solved in 24 hours.

Mr. Srivastava said the victim was a brilliant student who had cleared her Class 10 with distinction. She was studying in Class 11.

The body has been sent for post-mortem.

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