17-year-old girl shoots ex-boyfriend dead in Haryana’s Sonepat, held

The accused was reportedly angry at deceased Deepak Kumar, 19, as the latter was mounting pressure on her to marry him.

A 17-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly gunning down her ex-boyfriend on February 21 in Sonepat’s Matindu village, police said.

The accused, a Class 12 pass-out, was angry at deceased Deepak Kumar, 19, as the latter was mounting pressure on her to marry him.

Deepak’s body was found at the family-owned stable in their agriculture fields. His father Samundar Singh said his son used to help him in agricultural activities after passing school. He used to sleep alone at their stable every night to take care of the animals. Samundar said when he went to check on his son on the morning of February 21, he was lying in a pool of blood with gunshot wounds.

Samundar had suspected it to be the case of honour killing, as his son was in a relationship with the accused. But the girl’s family had fixed her marriage to someone else. Based on his complaint, the police had booked the father and brothers of the girl for murder.

However, a week later, the police found that Deepak was shot dead by the girl herself and not her family members. The police said they found the broken pieces of bangles of the girl at the spot of the murder and her call details confirmed she met Deepak on the night of the murder. During sustained interrogation, she confessed to the crime. She was arrested and produced before court that sent her to a juvenile jail.

“She told us in interrogation that her parents had fixed her wedding with someone else, but Deepak was forcing her to elope with him. He was threatening her that if she did not elope, he would kill her family. The duo indulged in a quarrel a night before her wedding during which she shot him dead,” Kharkhoda police station in-charge Virender Singh said.

The police said the minor girl secretly stole her cousin brother’s pistol to commit the crime. The police said they have given clean chit to the family members of the girls, who were earlier booked for murder.

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Sonepat: 17-year-old Girl Shoots ex-boyfriend Dead, Says he Was Pressuring Her to Elope

Sonepat, Mar 1: The Haryana Police has arrested a 17-year-old girl for allegedly shooting her ex-boyfriend dead on February 21 in Sonepat’s Matindu village. The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Deepak Kumar.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, Deepak’s body was found at an agricultural field owned by his family. He was found lying in a pool of blood by his father on February 21.

Initially, the police had booked the girl’s father and brothers for the murder as Deepak’s father had lodged a complaint of honour killing against them. However, the police found out the reality after a week when the police found pieces of bangles at the murder spot.

The girl confessed to the crime during interrogation. She has been sent to a juvenile jail.

In her statement to the police, she told that her family had fixed her marriage whereas, the boy was pressurising her to elope. He had even threatened her to kill her family if she refuses to do so.

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Murder of 18-year-old youth in Sonepat: Broken bangles, call records led police to minor girl

Inspector Wazir Singh, SHO, Kharkhauda police station, said, “We questioned everyone from the girl’s family. She eventually confessed.”

Days after a 17-year-old girl was apprehended for allegedly shooting dead an 18-year-old boy in a village in Haryana’s Sonepat, police said the juvenile is in judicial custody and has been sent to an observation home. Police said the incident took place on February 20 in Ashrafpur Matindu village. The boy, Deepak, was found dead in a shed where he usually slept. Police had initially registered an FIR against four relatives of the girl, based on a complaint by Deepak’s father, Samundra Singh. He had alleged that they shot him as the girl would “talk to my son over the phone and meet him”.

“Deepak had told us about their relationship. We had even met her parents, telling them to keep an eye on her. But they said our son is the one who calls her up and asks her to meet him. They accused us of trying to ruin their daughter’s reputation and threatened to kill Deepak if he did not leave the girl alone,” Singh said. The girl’s wedding was called off in view of the investigation. The Sonepat Police found that the girl was behind the crime and arrested her. Police said she confessed to having procured the service revolver from her cousin, who works in the Border Security Force (BSF), without his knowledge.

Inspector Wazir Singh, SHO, Kharkhauda police station, said, “We questioned everyone from the girl’s family. She eventually confessed.” “We found broken pieces of her bangles in the shed. When we went through the call records, it emerged that she was the last person he had spoken to.It was difficult even for us to believe that she had committed the murder. But when her whole family was questioned in the wake of her revelations, the facts emerged and she was found to be speaking the truth,” a police source said.

“She was also made to load and use a similar revolver, which she was able to do without any difficulty,” the source said. According to police, the girl revealed that she and Deepak had been friends for several years but he had recently started pestering her to marry him. The night before her wedding, she told the police that he called her and threatened to kill her family and her husband if she did not run away with him.

“She said that she went to meet him to calm him down and carried the weapon as a precautionary measure,” Inspector Singh said. However, she and Deepak got into an argument. She told the police that he continued to threaten her and starting hurling abuses at her family. “She alleged that he then slapped her, following which she shot him,” an officer said.

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