Girl shot dead in Rohtak for marrying Dalit boy

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Haryana: In a shocking incident, an 18-year-old girl was shot dead outside a court complex in Rohtak for marrying a Dalit boy. The girl was adopted by her father when she was 2-year-old, the police said on Thursday.

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Sub-inspector Narender Kumar, said that he was bringing the girl from the court and his father is suspected to order the attackers to kill his daughter as he was upset with her inter-caste marriage.

Sources say that Ramesh, the girl’s father has been detained and been questioned but no arrests have been made so far. The police said Ramesh adopted victim Mamta from his brother-in-law Ramkesh in 2002.

“Ramesh got deeply hurt when his daughter eloped with a boy from lower caste last year in August. He got her husband arrested as she was still a minor then. But her daughter refused to come back home even then,” the police said.

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“On Wednesday, when Mamta was brought from Karnal’s Naari Niketan for a court hearing, her father had met her to convince her again to come back home. However, she again refused. This angered him and he ordered her killing in the next two hours,” the police sources said, adding that they were probing if the father had been plotting the murder from much before.

Two people on motorbike opened fire on her when she was taken back by the police.

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