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Jilted lover, his mother held for murdering girl's father

Ghaziabad: A youth and his mother have been arrested in connection with the murder case of a 45-year-old man in Sihani gate police station area of Ghaziabad. Cops said that the youth stabbed victim several times while his mother supported him in the crime.

According to police, the incident occurred on May 2 when the accused identified as Honey alias Kaalu(19), stabbed Raju Kumar, a stone artist, in Gandhi village under Sihani gate police station area.

Raju was a native of Meerut but lived in Gandhi village along with his family of three daughters and a wife. Police officials said that the accused wanted to marry Raju's 18-year-old daughter but murdered him as he fixed her marriage with some other boy. "The incident was a fallout of jilted lover scene as he wanted to marry victim's eldest daughter. However, her father had fixed her marriage to some other guy and the accused plotted conspiracy to murder him in order to take revenge," Sanjay Kumar Pandey, Station House officer of Sihani Gate police station told Millennium Post.

The officer further said that Honey, a B.Com first year student at a college in Ghaziabad, had been stalking the girl from the past few months and developed feelings for her.

"The girl's family had fixed her marriage with some other which was scheduled to be held on May 17. The accused never wanted her to her married to some other guy and developed harsh feelings for her family. He purchased a knife, a few days before the incident, from an online portal for Rs 289 and started keeping it with him. For the past two months he was trying to take a revenge with her family and then wanted marry her," said Pandey.

"During sustained interrogations, the accused told police that on the day of incident, he had gone to the girl's house for a conversation with her family but it turned ugly. Upon having an heated argument with girl's father, the accused took out a knife and attacked her father. When he tried to run out of the house for help, the accused chased him and keep on stabbing him on road while the victim kept running and collapsed on road after a 500 meters of struggle. The victim succumbed to injuries in the hospital and the whole incident was captured in a CCTV camera," added Pandey.

Cops said that the accused went absconding after the incident and was arrested from outside the Ghaziabad court on Wednesday.

"The accused wanted to surrender himself in the court but police arrested him on a tip off from an informer. We have also arrested his mother, who works as a maid, as she was found to have been involved in the crime," said Pandey.

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