A day after a 19-year-old girl and her boyfriend were brutally tortured and electrocuted to death for wanting to marry against the wishes of her family, her uncle, who was arrested along with her father for the shocking honour killing in the capital,said he had no regrets. Suresh Kumar Saini and Om Prakash, father and uncle respectively of the victim Asha Saini, were today remanded to two days' police custody.
They two allegedly murdered Asha and Yogesh Kumar, 21, as they were opposed to her marrying the boy who belonged to a different caste. "I have no regrets. A man can do anything after entering someone's house at midnight," Om Prakash said while he was being taken to the court. Police alleged that that the family had forced Asha to call Yogesh from his Gokulpuri residence and had physically tortured him and the girl for hours before killing them.
Asha and Yogesh were found murdered at her uncle's residence on street number-3 of Swaroop Nagar area yesterday morning and Om Prakash and other members of her family were untraceable after the incident. Saini and Om Prakash were arrested late last night. "Saini and Prakash have confessed to the crime," a senior police officer claimed.
Asha allegedly had an affair with Yogesh but her family was vehemently against the match and had even fixed her marriage with somebody else, he added. The accused were produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Shalini Gupta who sent them to police custody till June 17.
Delhi police sought the remand of the two accused on the ground that they need to be interrogated to find out the real motive of the offence as well as to ascertain the involvement of others, if any, in the crime. PTI