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Honour killing: 21-year-old Delhi University girl killed by parents over inter caste marriage

New Delhi: In what appears to be a case of honour killing, a 21-year-old Delhi University girl was strangled by her parents, just three days after she married her friend against the wish of her parents. The parents later allegedly set her body on fire. Reportedly, the accused were arrested on Tuesday and sent to judicial custody by a Delhi court.

Police said Bhavna Yadav was allegedly killed by her father Jagmohan Yadav and mother Savitri Yadav at her house in Delhi. Later, the parents took her body to their village in Alwar, Rajasthan, where they set it on fire. "The accused have been charged with murder, but we are investigating if it is a case of honour killing and her husband has been informed," a senior police official said. Bhavna Yadav and 24-year-old Abhishekh Seth tied the knot on November 12.

According to reports, Police said they began probing the case after Abhishek, an assistant programmer in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, made a written complaint on November 16. In the complaint, Abhishek had expressed suspicion of a foul play as Bhavna did not contact him after their marriage.

Police began interrogating the girl’s parents. "While questioning they broke down and admitted that they had strangled their daughter at their Delhi home," said the officer. The victim was a student of Venkateswara College of Delhi University.

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