Rajasthan woman strangled in suspected honour killing

In a case of suspected honour killing, a young woman was murdered by her family members in Rajasthan's Churu district over her love affair, police said Tuesday. The woman's parents have been arrested. The killing took place in Tripali Badi Village, over 225 km from here. "We suspect that the father and mother of Priyanka Rajput (22) killed her due to a love affair with a boy of a different caste. It seems to be a case of honour killing," a police official told IANS. "We arrested the parents early Tuesday as they are the prime suspects, and have started to investigate the matter," the official said, adding that some more people seem to be involved in the murder.
Priyanka's lover Suraj Jat claimed they were married in Arya Samaj temple in June this year against her parents' wish, police said. Suraj in his police complaint said that after their marriage they both were living in Jaipur. "On Sep 24, parents of Priyanka came here at my residence when I was not in my house and forcibly took my wife to their village. On Oct 10, the girl's father Bhawani Singh and her mother Santosh Kanwar strangled her and hurriedly cremated her," he alleged.