Chandigarh, December 6: Less than two years after police recovered bones and ashes from a cremation ground following suspected honour killing of a young woman, a Hisar court Wednesday awarded death penalty to her brother.
Justice Pankaj of the Special Court for “Heinous Crime against Women” in Hisar has termed the case “rarest of rare”.
Ashok (24), a resident of Juglan village in Hisar district, had been convicted on November 29 by the court, which held that “the prosecution has proved that (the) accused has committed the murder of his sister Kiran…” He killed his younger sister Kiran Rani for marrying a cab driver from a different caste.
The police had lodged an FIR on February 14, 2017, after Kiran’s husband Rohtash Kumar of Siswal village in Hisar district had accused her family members of the honour killing.
Sources said that cause of the death was not clear, but prosecution alleged that Ashok killed his sister because he was not happy with her inter-caste marriage.
Kiran, who had completed her studies from neighbouring Adampur’s Industrial Training Institute before moving to Jaipur for further studies, belonged to Jat community, while Kumar, a cab driver in Gurgaon, was from Saini caste.