Youth strangled to death by lover’s family in UP

Bhadohi:In a suspected case of honour killing, a 19-year-old youth was allegedly strangled by his lover’s family and then hanged to make it appear a case of suicide, police said today.

Jai Prakash Pasi was found hanging from a tree in Rauhi village this morning.

During investigation, it was found that Pasi, who had eloped with his lover about a month ago, was allegedly lured back by her family yesterday. He was allegedly beaten up and strangled before being hanged to pass it off as a case of suicide, Superintendent of Police Pratip Kumar Misra said.

It was only after spotting a tattoo of the girl’s name inked on his arm that police talked to her family and took four persons including her father into custody, he said.

In a separate incident, Samarjit Pasi (22) and his paramour Arti Pasi (18) today allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a running train in Piprais area in the district.

The girl, whose marriage had been fixed, left her house where preparations for the wedding were on and both jumped before the train, the SP said.

The bodies have been sent for postmortem and investigation is on.