Manish Sirhindi, Tribune News Service
Karnal, May 19. The district police today claimed to have foiled a bid to kill a girl of Sneek village in Panipat district for having eloped with a schoolteacher of the same village by arresting four persons, including the girl’s father, who had procured a country-made pistol from Muzaffarnagar in UP to kill the two.
District police chief Sushank Anand said a special police team arrested four persons from Meerut road in the morning and seized a country-made pistol from them.
On being interrogated, the four told the police that they belonged to Sneekh village in Panipat district.
They said the daughter of Rajinder Singh had recently eloped with Surinder, a teacher at a private school in the village. This had not gone down with the villagers, who, in order to teach the two a lesson, had decided to kill them.
The SSP said though the girl had returned to the village, the whereabouts of the school teacher were still not known. The villagers were planning to first trace the teacher and then kill them both.
Incidentally, neither the girl’s family nor any of the villagers had informed the police about the elopement of the two as they intended to settle the matter among themselves.
The SSP said a case under various sections of the law had been registered against the four persons who had been placed under arrest.