Five held for honour killing
A gruesome incident of honour killing of two teenaged lovers that took place more than a month ago in Odisha’s Koraput district has now come to light. The mutilated bodies of the victims were found on the railway track between Kotpad and Kusumi stations on June 21. Initially it seemed like a case of suicide, but police investigation revealed that the girl’s family had murdered the duo and thrown the bodies on the track. Both the victims were minors studying in the same school.Five persons, including the girl’s father and her brother, were arrested by the police on Tuesday.According to Koraput Superintendent of Police Kunwar Vishal Singh, the girl’s father had met him on July 10 and alleged that his daughter had been murdered. However, investigation and interrogation of the arrested persons revealed details of the gruesome plot.Same school Both victims were residents of Mundaguda village and students of Kusumi High School. They were allegedly in a romantic relationship which was opposed by the girl’s family. The police said her family members had initially planned to kill the boy but later decided to eliminate both of them.On June 20, the five located the youngsters together and dragged them to a deserted jungle area by the side of a railway track near Kusumi. According to police sources, the father, brother and three cousins of the girl warned the teenaged lovers to snap their ties or face dire consequences. When the youngsters refused, they were attacked with sticks and axes.According to the autopsy report, the boy received injuries from sharp-edged weapons on his legs and hands. He died on the spot. The girl was strangulated with her chunri, the police said.To make it look like suicide, their bodies were thrown on the nearby railway track that were later run over by passing trains.