ROTHAK: Two days after a girl was lynched to death by her family, the father said that he has no regrets for what he has done and he would do it again if he had to.
A young girl was lynched by her own family and a boy publicly beheaded, in what is being dubbed as yet another case of ‘honour’ crime.
The family was unhappy that she was having an affair with Dharmendra, and had eloped with him.
Dharmender Singh Barak (23) and Nidhi Barak (20), the victims, on Tuesday had reportedly left for New Delhi to get married. Residents of Gharnavati village, the couple was in a relationship for three years.
They wanted to get married but their families were against it as they belonged to the same gotra.
Accused of honour killing, the girl's father Narender alias Billu, mother Rita and uncle Ravinder, were on Friday produced before a local court. The court sent Narender and Ravinder to five days police remand while her mother Rita was sent to judicial custody.
The bodies of Dharmender, 22, and Nidhi, 20, were found Wednesday.
Dharmender's headless body was thrown outside his house in Garnavathi village near Kalanaur, about 250 km from Chandigarh, and 80 km from the national capital, Wednesday evening. Nidhi's body was cremated by her family in secret.
Police took possession of Dharmender's body, but were only able to recover charred remains of the woman.
The girl’s parents managed to trace the couple when Dharmender called his brother from Delhi.
They then asked the couple to return home.
But when the couple reached the village, the girl’s parents and other relatives lynched them in public view.
Dharmender was stabbed 20 times before his head, legs and arms were chopped off.
The body was packed in a gunny bag and thrown outside the youth’s house.