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Honor killing in Phagi: 15-year-old girl killed by parents, FSL collects evidence

The couple was arrested by police for setting ablaze their daughter on Saturday. According to the accused, they were shamed over the allegations on character and taunts by the villagers for their daughter.

October 2, 2018, 10:57 am

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Jaipur: Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) has collected evidence in connection with the alleged honour killing of a 15-year-old girl, identified as Preeti, who was burnt alive by her parents over her love affair with a boy from a different community in Phagi village in Jaipur. The incident happened on Friday and police booked the deceased’s parents for honor killing. FSL teams collected evidence from the cremation ground on Monday.

The deceased has been identified as Preeti (15), a resident of Shankarpura Village near Phagi in Jaipur.

After the incident, parents informed the police that their daughter has committed suicide by self-immolation due to poor marks in exams.

FSL team and fingerprint investigative teams reached the village on Monday for collecting evidence. A postmortem examination was conducted and samples were taken for a DNA test. No one from the village came forward with any information related to the alleged honor killing.

Police suspect that it is a clear case of murder, not suicide.

According to the police, the girl’s father Gopal Puri and mother Parma suspected a love affair of their daughter Preeti with a local boy in Phagi. The villagers started a character assassination. Angered by this, Preeti’s parents burned her alive on Friday and cremated her body in the cremation ground of the village.

The couple was arrested by police for setting ablaze their daughter on Saturday. They were ashamed of the disrepute that the girl had brought to the family.

First published: October 2, 2018