Man kills daughter over affair, confesses

In the first reported case of honour killing in Indore, a man strangled his daughter after failing to convince her against eloping with her boyfriend, walked to the police station and “confessed” to the crime during the early hours of Sunday.

Police said Shivnarayan Verma (45), a boiler operator in a factory, killed his daughter Jyoti (19) – who had recently appeared for the Class 12 Madhya Pradesh board examination – around 2am and reached the police station an hour later.

Jyoti was Verma’s only daughter. Verma, who also has two sons, apparently disapproved of her boyfriend, who lives opposite their house in the lower-middle class Pardeshipura locality.

According to a police source, Verma killed Jyoti after catching her trying to elope with her boyfriend. Verma reached the Pardeshipura police station at 3am and told officials he did not regret what he did.

“We tried to get her married at some other place, but she did not agree. That’s why I took such an extreme step to save my family’s honour,” a police official quoted Verma as saying.

Jyoti’s mother Manju claimed, “We had a peaceful dinner on Saturday night and went to sleep. At the time of incident, I was in deep sleep.”

Hindustan Times


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