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Brother kills cousin, injures sister to save family's 'honour'

New Delhi: A 35-year-old man was brutally stabbed to death for 'honour' after he entered into a relationship with his own cousin girl in East Delhi's New Ashok Nagar.
Police said the two accused - one real brother of the girl, identified as Shankar, along with girl's maternal uncle, Rinku, hatched a deadly conspiracy to murder both the girl and man to save family's 'honour'.
At around 5:17 pm on Friday evening, both Shankar and Rinku in their early twenties carried knives and followed an Ola cab which was taken by Dinesh and the girl. When Dinesh got down to answer nature's call near Nahar at Mayur Vihar Phase-1, they repeatedly stabbed Dinesh with knives. Dinesh succumbed to his injuries on the spot.
Later, Shankar also tried to stab her sister but somehow an alert Delhi Home guard who happened to pass by saw the duo attacking the girl. Home Guard Sonu alerted the public after he raised alarm. The girl was eventually saved by Sonu and general public. The police was informed immediately and the two accused were immediately taken into custody.
"Both the accused Shankar and Rinku were looking for the girl and Dinesh as both had eloped four days back. Somehow, they managed to get their location and hatched a murderous plan to eliminate both, since they thought this relationship was bringing bad name to the family." said Joint CP Eastern Range Ravinder Yadav.
Dinesh, who was married with three children, resided in Seemapuri of Delhi. Police said since the girl was into relationship with her own married cousin, the family suspected that as soon as her marriage was fixed next month she eloped with Dinesh and also carried the jewellery and cash kept for her marriage.
This humiliation of his sister eloping with her married cousin did not get to well with the Shankar and his family.
"Both the accused Shankar and Rinku are gym trainers. They executed their plan after they somehow managed to get the location of the girl and Dinesh," said Ravinder Yadav, Joint CP, Eastern Range.
Meanwhile, the girl is admitted to a Delhi hospital where her condition is said to be stable.
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