Honour killing: Couple murder daughter over affair in Hoshangabad, arrested

A couple were arrested for allegedly murdering their 17-year-old daughter for having a love affair with a neighbour in Hirankhera village in Hoshangabad district.

Aarti was allegedly stabbed with a sharp-edged weapon and burnt to death by her parents Shama and Sriram on July 31 as they had objections over her relationship with a village youth. The incident was earlier being considered to be a suicide case. However, an MMS surfaced two days ago in which the parents were seen standing as mute spectators, meanwhile, the girl was seen screaming in flames.

While returning home from a religious event on July 31, the couple spotted Aarti coming out of the neighbour’s house. Sriram got furious and beat her up and stabbed her with a sickle. He later poured kerosene on her body and set her ablaze. Sriram also threatened his son of dire consequences if he intervened.