Honour killing: Death penalty to two including father of girl

Friday, Oct 17, 2014,19:06 IST By metrovaartha A A A

A court in Amritsar has awarded death penalty to two accused, including father of a girl, in an honour killing case.
Additional District Session Judge S S Sahni announced the verdict yesterday, Public Prosecutor R K Salwan said today.
In December 2012, complainant Sukhdev Singh, lover of the victim, had alleged that Rupinder Kaur was brutally killed by her father and uncle as she was adamant to marry him against her parents’ wishes.
Sukhdev had told the police that Rupinder had told him that she was being tortured by her father Balwinder Singh and uncle Baldev Singh for going against their wishes.
In the autopsy report, it was established that deceased Rupinder Kaur was first given poisonous substance and later she was strangulated to death.
The accused had pleaded before the court that the deceased had committed suicide.