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25-Year-Old Stabbed To Death For Reportedly Marrying Dalit Woman In Haryana's Hisar District

The couple were reportedly getting death threats since their marriage in January.

20/07/2017 3:53 PM IST | Updated 20/07/2017 3:57 PM IST
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In an apparent case of honor killing, a 25-year-old man was stabbed to death allegedly by his wife's brother and uncle in Haryana's Hisar district.

Reports suggest, the deceased, Shyam Arora was stabbed at least six times by his wife Sapna's family members because the couple had married out of caste against the wish of their parents.

Sapna's brother Sahil along with his uncle, Pawan, and a friend had gone to meet the couple for the first time since their marriage. As the woman was in the kitchen preparing tea for her relatives, the trio reportedly stabbed Shyam in the chest and ran away.

Sapna soon raised an alarm and took Shyam to the hospital with the help from his relatives. Shyam succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.

According to investigating officer Pawan Kumar, both Sahil and Pawan have been arrested. "Shyam's family has alleged that apart from Sahil and Pawan, other family members were also involved in the conspiracy. The investigation is still going on," Indian Express quoted Kumar saying.

The couple had reportedly eloped in January this year and had returned to Hisar two months ago. According to police sources, Sahil and Pawan were against the couple's marriage and during investigation even said that they were determined to kill both of them ever since they tied the knot and were only looking for an opportunity.

The couple had filed a police complaint when they started getting threats soon after tying the knot in January. However, with the intervention of a social panchayat, both parties had reached a compromise.

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