Brother kills sister for honour

Meerut (UP): In yet another case of honour killing, a brother allegedly shot dead his sister here for eloping with her lover. Kausar (21), daughter of Haroon, was in love with a youth in Haara village in the district here. She ran away with the youth on January two, but returned the next day under family pressure.

Kausar was shot dead Tuesday night by her brother Shaukeen, DIG Prem Prakash said. The body has been sent for post-mortem and a search is on to arrest the absconding brother and other family members, he said. A case of murder has also been registered, he added.

Earlier, on January one, a couple Sarita and Devendra were shot at by the girl`s family members in Maithana village. The boy died on the spot, while the girl was admitted to a hospital in a critical condition.