Panel for SIT probe into Rohtak honour killing

Chandigarh/Rohtak, August 9

The Haryana State Commission for Women (HSCW) on Thursday took suo motu notice of the murder of a woman and a policeman accompanying her in Rohtak. It also offered to carry out cremation of the alleged honour killing victim.

The panel recommended a probe preferably by a special investigation team and allowing the victim’s husband, in jail on rape charges and forgery, to attend the cremation.

In Rohtak, commission chairperson Pratibha Suman said the HSCW would recommend the death penalty. 

The Rohtak SP said some persons, including members of the victim woman’s family, had been rounded up. 

Meanwhile, the family members of the Dalit youth whom the victim had married maintained they had warned him against marrying the Jat girl as the consequences could be dire.

They said the girl’s father had been threatening them with dire consequences after the couple eloped. — TNS