Bhanu P Lohumi, Tribune News Service
Panipat, October 28. A management student of Panipat was allegedly done to death by her family members for marrying a boy of another caste against their wishes. The police has booked five persons in this connection. The girl, Indu Sharma, a Brahmin, and the boy, Ajay Rohal, a Jat, had eloped and got married on October 10 in a court, much to the annoyance of the girl’s parents.
Indu died under mysterious circumstances yesterday and she was cremated in a hurried manner. Accusing his in-laws of murdering Indu, Ajay claimed that there were injury marks on Indu’s face and her family members had used petrol to burn the body.
“Indu remained with me for two days after the marriage and her parents took her away on October 12 but the police did not act. Even after I told the police about her death and the subsequent cremation, they were slow to act. The family members lit the pyre when I reached the cremation ground along with the police, which allowed the body to burn, thwarting the possibility of a post mortem,” Ajay alleged.
Ajay alleged that Indu’s parents pretended that they had reconciled to the marriage and took her home on the pretext of marrying her according to rituals on October 24.
“But it was a conspiracy hatched by them and instead of getting information about the marriage, I got a call from my friend, who told me about her death,” said Ajay.
Ajay has filed a complaint against five persons, including the father, the mother, two brothers and an uncle of the girl.
Police station in charge, Model Town, Jitendra Rana, said a case has been registered against five persons and some people had been rounded up.
When asked why the post mortem was not conducted and the cremation not stopped, he said the body had already been burnt by the time they reached the cremation ground.