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Honour killing: Parents kill girl for inter-caste marriage

Honour killing: Parents kill girl for inter-caste marriage
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In a horrific case of \"honour killing\" in the capital, a 21-year-old final year student of Sri Venkateswara, a leading college run by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) in Delhi University\'s south campus, was allegedly murdered by her family because she had married a boy from another caste and region.

New Delhi: In a horrific case of "honour killing" in the capital, a 21-year-old final year student of Sri Venkateswara, a leading college run by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) in Delhi University's south campus, was allegedly murdered by her family because she had married a boy from another caste and region.

The victim, Bhavna, was allegedly strangled by her parents and uncle at their southwest Delhi home after which her body was taken to her hometown, Alwar, and quietly cremated, police said.
Her parents — Jagmohan, a property dealer and local Congress party member, and Savitri — have been arrested.
Bhavna had on November 12 got married at an Arya Samaj temple to Abhishek Seth, 24, an assistant programmer at the Cabinet secretariat. Bhavna was a Yadav from Rajasthan while Abhishek is a Punjabi.
The girl was killed after the family persuaded her to come home, telling the couple that all was forgiven and that they would organize a 'proper' wedding ceremony, police said.
Bhavna had come back to her husband after the family allegedly tortured her, but was cajoled into returning home a second time.
PTI
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