Brothers arrested for ‘honour killing’ of sister

By 16th June 2017 0 Comments


THE DETECTION of Crime Branch of the city arrested Biren Vala and his brother Rajvir late on Wednesday after their father filed a complaint alleging that the brothers killed their own sister Poonam suspecting she had an affair with a man. Early on Thursday, police arrested three more persons in the suspected honour killing case.
Police said that the two brothers on their way to Jasdan, the two brothers dropped Janki on Kothariya road. In his complaint, Bisu Vala, the father has claimed that his two sons took Poonam to a farm near Jasdan and murdered her by forcing poison down her throat.

On Thursday, police also arrested Biren and Rajvir’s friends Raghu Gida and Gautam Vala in Amreli district. The complainant had named them as co accused. Police also arrested Vala family’ cook Mahesh alias Mamu, a native of Junagadh district.
“When we started cross examining the suspects, we came to know that the victim was kidnapped from her house and was subsequently poisoned. We arrested the two brothers and their interrogation revealed the murder,” police inspector, crime branch, H M Gadhvi said.
When asked why Poonamben’s parents didn’t lodge a complaint after she was kidnapped, the officer said the investigation is still going on.
He said police have identified the three aides of the brother duo and efforts are on to trace them.
“It is a case of honour killing as the accused brothers were not happy with the relationship their sister had developed outside of her marriage though she was living separately from her husband,” Gadhvi said.
Police have registered an FIR against five persons, including Biren and Rajvir, under Sections 302 (murder), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 364 (kidnapping), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the IPC, he added.
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