Honour killing in Jaipur: Raids conducted to arrest in-laws of murdered Keralite, 1 detained
Amit's brother-in-law Mukesh is being interrogated, sources.
Jaipur: A day after the sensentional murder of a 27-year-old man, Amit Nayar, in a suspected case of honour killing in Jaipur’s Karani Vihar area, the city police launched a massive search for the victim’s in-laws. The father-in-law Jeewan Ram and mother Bhagwati disappeared after their aide gunned down Amit in the latter’s house on Wednesday. Police teams were rushed to several places inclduding Rajasthan’s Nagaur where Amit’s brother-in-law was detained.
Amit, a resident of Jagdmba Colony in Jaipur’s Karani Vihar, was shot at by an unidentified man in the presence of Amit’s pregnant wife Mamta Choudhary. The man was suspectedly hired by Jeewan Ram, a retired army driver, who was against his marriage because Mamta and Amit belonged to different caste.
The unidentified man and the parents-in-law fled from the spot after the incident in a car.
The police put up barricades throughout Jaipur, but the car couldn’t be traced.
Jeewan Ram lives in Khatipura, a couple of kilometers from Amit’s house.
Acting on a tip-off that he, his wife and other accused may be hiding in Nagaur, some 250 km from Jaipur, raids were carried out at several places in the district.
Sources said that police have detained Amit’s brother-in-law Mukesh Choudhary for interrogation, however whether he was involved in the incident was not clear. Mukesh is a junior engineering with the railways.
The in-laws were against the marriage that took place nearly four years ago.
Mamta was expecting a baby, so in the name of making truce with Amit and his family, Jeewan Ram, his wife and their aide turned up at Amit’s house on Wednesday morning.
They first tried to take Mamta with them forcefully, but when she protested, the unidentified man who came with Jeewan Ram opened fire.
Three bullets pierced Amit’s body. He was rushed to a government hospital in Jaipur where he was declared brought dead.
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