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Delhi cops to seek dead body in Roorkee

Delhi police has launched a search to recover the body a woman who was murdered by her relatives in a reported incident of honour killing in the outer district. The deceased, identified Deepti Chikara, a Municipal Corporation of Delhi school teacher in Sultanpuri, was allegedly murdered by her mother and brother. They later dumped the body in Roorkee, Uttar Pradesh. The girl was married but she wanted to leave her husband for a youth belonging to another caste.

‘A special team has been sent to Roorkee, along with the accused, to recover the body,’ said a police officer. Deepti had returned to her maternal house at Jonti village a month after marriage. It has also come to light that she was in continuous touch with an engineer, who belonged to a different caste. Deepti went missing in the third week of April but her family members did not approach the police, a police official said.

The matter came to light when Deepti’s boyfriend sent an e-mail to a senior Delhi Police official, following which an investigation was taken up in May. Her mother Veermati and brother Mohit used to have heated arguments with her over her refusal to offers of marriage.

Initially, they kept denying any involvement in Deepti’s disappearance, but on sustained interrogation, they broke down and confessed to have killed her on 19 April. They have also claimed that Deepti’s uncle was also involved in the incident. He is absconding and efforts are on to apprehend him.

A case of murder, removing evidence and hatching criminal conspiracy under Sections 302, 201 and 120-B have been lodged against them.
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