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Man acquitted in honour killing case

Man acquitted in honour killing case

Due to lack of evidence, a Muzaffarnagar court today acquitted a man accused of killing his sister at Kidwai nagar, in a suspected case of honour killing.

Additional district sessions judge, Ghanshyam Pathak acquitted Majid, accused of killing his 21-year-old sister, saying that the prosecution had failed to prove charges against him.

According to the prosecution, the victim, Khushnuma was shot dead by her brother in her sleep on August 22 last year. The victim’s father, Sharif Ahmed had lodged an FIR against his son, accusing him of committing the crime.

During the hearing, all witnesses had turned hostile.

( Source – PTI )


One Response to “Man acquitted in honour killing case”

  1. anand

    A few question arise.

    1. Who killed Khushnuma?
    2. Why were the alleged culprit with te killer weapon taken in instant custody and the finger prints on the weapon matched.
    3. The killer weapon ad the fatal bullet fired could have been matched forensically.
    4. Was father who reported the murder the only witness recorded in the FIR
    5 The witnesses turning hostile should be made a cognisable offence as they act like abettors and accomplices and may have accepted illegal gratification. Police should interrogate them not passively but pro- actively.
    It is a blot on the Police Investigations who lay themselves open to the suspicions of bribery,cowardice,and dereliction of duty.
    6. The Court should have asked the higher echelon of Police heirarchy to investigate and report as to who killed the young lady
    7. Who held the license for the killer weapon or was it country made freely available in every Kasbah,Kucha, street corner in some UP towns
    8. Crime branch has either willingly or miserably9 or both) failed in their duy. That’s why there is clamour for CBI investigation in such cases to which the States resist hammer and tongs.

    This is another version of home grown terror where honest men are willy nilly prevented from giving evidence to bring the murderer to book”
    A murderer is at large in the Muzzafranagar town who, having tasted blood, may strike again at his will. Who knows the exact number of his growing ilk in States with lax law and order.

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