Youth killed, honour killing suspected

BATHINDA: In yet another honour killing case, a youth has been found beaten to death. The family of the deceased boy alleged that the boy was killed on late Tuesday night for having an affair with the daughter of the accused. The accused family termed it a theft case.

Ravinder Kumar (19) of Rama Mandi was found dead on late Tuesday night. Ravinder’s mother Santosh Rani alleged that same area resident Harcharan Singh’s son had come to their place and took Ravinder along, but he failed to return till late in the night. “When I reached Harcharan’s place, I saw Ravinder in a pool of blood. He was taken to Talwandi Sabo hospital where he was declared brought dead. I had lost my husband and younger son in an accident earlier. Now I have lost my elder son.”

It is learned that the boy had an affair with a minor girl of the accused family. Police officials said they were investigating the case. A murder case has been registered against Harcharan Singh.

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