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Posted at: Jun 27, 2019, 6:29 AM; last updated: Jun 27, 2019, 11:46 AM (IST)

Lovers hacked to death in Amritsar

Girl’s father, brother booked; on the run
Lovers hacked to death in Amritsar
Grieving family members of the murdered youth, Pawan.

PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 26

In a case of alleged honour killing, a minor girl and her  paramour were hacked to death by the girl’s family in Majitha this afternoon.

The police have booked girl’s father Balkar Singh, brother Harpal Singh, cousins Kashu and Onkar Singh, servant Laddi and two unidentified persons and launched a manhunt.

Pawan, 18, was attacked outside his house. Critically injured, his family took him to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead.

DSP Ravinder Singh said before hacking Pawan to death, the accused allegedly killed the 15-year-old girl. He said Pawan, who ran a car service centre, reportedly had an affair with the girl. Livid, the girl’s family asked him to keep away.  Worried, Pawan’s family promised to intervene in the matter.

Some days ago, the girl had reportedly disappeared from her house. Her family suspected she had eloped with Pawan. They went to his house and enquired about his whereabouts. They were told Pawan and his brother had gone to give their sister’s wedding card to a relative.

The girl returned home from a gurdwara later that evening. Pawan’s younger sister was slated to be married on Friday.

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