CHANDIGARH: While most of the people of the area were glued to TV sets to watch the climax of India versus West Indies match of 2019 cricket World Cup, a 26-year-old man fell prey to honour killing by his wife’s father and brothers, in Haryana's Rewari.
The incident took place during late night hours in the Indira Colony of Rewari when Joginder had come out of his house to take a stroll in the street. As he moved few steps away from the house, his father-in-law Goverdhan alias Babli, brother-in-law Anup and his minor friend and his cousin Tejpal waylaid him and attacked him with sharp-edged weapons.
Before anybody could react to Joginder’s cries, all four managed to escape, leaving him unconscious in a pool of blood. Joginder was rushed to the civil hospital where he succumbed to injuries.
Acting on the complaint of his younger brother, Rewari police booked and arrested all the accused namely, Anup, Goverdhan, the minor boy and Tejpal in a case of murder registered against them at city police station.
According to information, Joginder and wife had an inter-caste marriage. In February this year, the two had got married against the wishes of their parents. The houses of Joginder and his wife are located within ten meters; his in-laws were against this marriage.
After spending four months in hiding, the couple had returned to Rewari last month. Pretending that things had returned to normal, Joginder’s in-laws did not react, but had been nursing grudge and were waiting for the right time to strike.
DSP Rewari Hans Raj said that on Thursday night, they found the opportunity and attacked Joginder to settle the score. "Today we have produced them in the court and the court has ordered police remand for three for the want of recovery of weapons used by them,’’ he said.