Parents Strangle Daughter Because She Married Man She Loved

A daughter has been murdered by her parents in India for marrying the man she loves in what is called honour killing.

The parents of a 21-year-old third year Dehli University undergraduate, Bhawna Yadav, have admitted to strangling her to death in an honour killing, because she married a man they did not approve of.

Bhawna was pursing Sanskrit Honours at Sri Venkateswara College in South Campus. Her family hailed from Rajasthan, while Abhishek comes from a Punjabi family.

Police reports that Bhawna had married Abhishek Seth against the wishes of her parents and to preserve their honour, they had to kill her.

According to police, the parents have revealed that they knew about Bhawna’s relationship with Abhishek though marriage between them was unacceptable to them, but she went ahead to marry him, saying she was in love with him.

They said Bhawna had told them that she had snapped relations with Abhishek, but kept meeting him and went behind them to get married to Seth at an Arya Samaj temple. The hurried marriage was because Bhawna’s parents had found her an arranged match in their own community

For Bhawna’s parents, it was unacceptable that their daughter would marry someone outside their community.

A senior police officer of the south-west district told Mail Online that the victim’s father, Jagmohan Yadav and mother Savitri, divulged that Bhawna had always denied her relationship with Abhishek, despite being asked repeatedly.

Police said the victim’s parents initially tried to mislead the investigators, claiming that Bhawna died due to a snake bite.

But during interrogation, the parents confessed to the crime.

The parents were so confident that they were looking for a suitable boy. They had even asked their relatives to find a match for their daughter. But they were shocked when their daughter said she had already married Abhishek.

This infuriated them, and Bhawna’s mother wanted her to end the marriage. But Bhawna was adamant, which acted as a trigger. And the parents ended up killing their daughter.

Her mother disclosed they had told Bhawna that her marriage ceremony would be organised properly. But Bhawna went ahead with the marriage.

It was the mother that instigated the father to kill their daughter to restore honour and prestige to the family and she was actually the one who strangled her daughter  while her father held her feet as she struggled to free herself.

After killing Bhawna, they called up their relative Mahender and told him that their daughter had died of a snake bite. They asked Mahender to get his car to take her to a spiritual guru in their hometown, Alwar.

On their way, they told Mahender that Bhawna died because of poison. Later, other relatives were informed.

However, villagers in Alwar were suspicious. When they enquired, Bhawna’s father Jagmohan broke down and blamed Savitri for their daughter’s death.

After the cremation, Jagmohan narrated the whole incident to his elder brother, who in turn disclosed the matter to other relatives, including Bhawna’s cousin Sachin in Gurgaon.

Meanwhile, a team of Delhi Police went to Alwar and collected samples from the cremation ground. Samples have been sent to the forensic laboratory. The police said a DNA test will be also conducted.

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