Girl, lover murdered by her family

Muzaffarnagar: In a suspected case of honour killing, a 17-year-old girl and her lover were allegedly strangulated to death by her family members in Mansurpur here, police said today.

Anchal was in a relationship with Arun Kumar (18) but her family was against it, police said.

The girl and her lover were yesterday strangulated to death by her brother, his friend and three others, SP City Rajesh Kumar Singh said.

They later dumped the bodies in Ganga canal, he said.

A case was registered in the matter and Kumar’s body was recovered from the canal while a search is on for Anchal’s body, Singh said.

Police have arrested the girl’s brother and his friend in connection with the case while three other accused are absconding, the officer said.