New Delhi: Making a headway in the Ashok Vihar caste killing case, Delhi Police have recovered from Rishikesh the pistol allegedly used by three youths to kill three of their relatives for marrying outside their caste.
The weapon used in the gruesome triple honour killing case of a Delhi couple and another young girl has been reportedly recovered. The pistol used to kill Monica, her husband Kuldeep Singh and her cousin Shobha was found in Rishikesh.
The three people accused of committing the murders – Ankit Chaudary, Mandeep Nagar and Nakul Khari – were arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police in Ghaziabad on June 24. The triple murder was committed on June 20 in the Ashok Vihar area of New Delhi.
All the three accused are in the custody of Delhi Police after a Rohini court accepted the police plea that there was a deep rooted conspiracy behind the honour killings. Police believe there more people are involved in the killings.
They also said the victims were shot at point blank range. The three were allegedly killed for bringing dishonour to their families by marrying outside their community. According to the police, Shobha was murdered first followed by Kuldeep and then Monica.
Police have also taken Mandeep’s uncle and a cousin into preventive custody. The two had on June 23 justified the killings in their family.
Monica, a Gurjar, had married Kuldeep, who was a Rajput, and their families did not approve of thealliance. Both of them belonged to Wazipur village of Delhi. Shobha on the other hand was in involved in a relationship with a boy belonging to another caste and had reportedly helped her sister elope with a man belonging to another caste.