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3 more held in Delhi honour killing case

By Anisha Ralhan
Last updated on: June 16, 2010 22:50 IST
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The police on Wednesday arrested three more relatives, including the mother of the 19-year-old girl, who along with her boyfriend was brutally tortured and electrocuted to death in Delhi.

Police said Asha Saini's mother Maya, cousin Sanjeev and aunt Khusboo were arrested from Gokulpur this evening for
the shocking "honour killing" in the capital.

Asha's father Suresh Kumar Saini and uncle Om Prakash, have already been arrested. The two allegedly murdered Asha and Yogesh Kumar, 21, as they were opposed to her marrying the boy who belonged to a different caste.

Police alleged that the family had forced Asha to call Yogesh from his Gokulpur residence and had tortured him and the girl for hours before killing them.

Asha and Yogesh were found murdered at her uncle's residence on on Monday morning and Om Prakash and other members of her family were untraceable after the incident. Saini and Om Prakash were arrested late on Monday night.

The arrested have been sent to judicial custody, the police said, without divulging details. A Gokulpur resident said, "The arrest was inevitable, the police had been searching for the three members."

With Agency inputs

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