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Man shoots sister, murders her brother-in-law

Gurugram: The National Capital Region, which is still to come with terms with the horrific killing of 23-year-old photographer Ankit Saxena, received another jolt, after a crime of similar nature – albeit more macabre – was reported from Gurugram.
Infuriated over her marriage with a youth that their family disapproved of, a man critically injured his sister by shooting her in the head from a close range and then murdered her husband's younger brother in Tikri village here.
The woman, who is in coma, is currently battling for her life in a hospital.
Gurugram police on Sunday said that the woman's brother, identified as Karan, was arrested on Friday by Crime Branch, along with his two friends who helped him.
Police said that around a week ago, Karan, and his friends Rajesh and Amit, murdered his sister's brother-in-law by strangulating him.
They then took the young man's body to the Aravallis forest near Tikri village and set the body on fire.
Five days later, the trio visited the scene of the crime and found that the body was half-burnt.
They then poured petrol on the body and set it on fire again to make no traces of their crime would be left.
Law enforcement officials said they have recovered the vehicle used by the trio to carry the woman's brother-in-law, as well as the pistol used by Karan to shoot his sister. The accused have been sent to seven-day judicial custody.
Sources said that last year, the woman had reportedly gone against the wishes of her family and eloped with a young man and got married at an undisclosed location.
Enraged at the fact that a woman in his family "had gone against the traditions of their household," Karan and his friends began searching for his sister.
In November last year, Karan and his friends eventually got hold of his sister's brother-in-law, whom they kidnapped and beat up severely, forcing him to reveal the couple's location.
After several months, Karan finally reached the place where his sister was hiding, and, in a fit of rage, shot her.
Subsequently, the accused murdered her brother-in-law to make sure there would be no evidence to implicate him and his colleagues.
"The case is unfortunate and also sensitive. We pray that the woman recovers soon and becomes conscious, so that our team can delve deeper into what caused Karan to take such an extreme step," Gurugram police spokesperson Inspector Ravinder Kumar said.
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