//Dalit youth shot for marrying Jat

Dalit youth shot for marrying Jat

Honour killing

NEW DELHI: In what appears to be a shocking case of honour killing, a 26-year-old Dalit youth was shot dead in New Usmanpur in northeast Delhi.

The murder was allegedly committed by the family of a Jat girl whom he married two years ago.

The girl's family is reportedly on the run and no arrests have been made so far.The victim, Kishan Kumar, was returning from a hearing at Karkardooma courts — where his divorce case was being taken up — when he was fired at from point blank range by two unidentified men.

The incident occurred around 2 pm on Tuesday. The deceased was accompanied by his cousin Sajjan Kumar, who was riding pillion on Kishan's motorcycle.

His mother, Krishna Devi, alleged, "My son was killed by the family of Lakshmi Tomar, who he eloped with in March 2004. They were against the wedding from the start. In fact, Lakshmi and Kishan lived together only for about five-six days after which her brothers took her away."