Bodies of couple recovered from suitcases in Sonipat park; honour killing suspected

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Bodies of couple recovered from suitcases in Sonipat park honour killing suspectedA suspected case of honour killing has come to light in Sonipat district of Haryana. Naked bodies of a man and a woman dumped in two separate suitcases were recovered from a park located on the GT road, National Highway-1 in Sonipat district. Both the bodies bore strangulation marks. While the woman’s body was intact, barring a few injury marks around her neck and face, the man’s limbs were chopped and dumped in the suitcase. The deceased were yet to be identified.

The woman wore glass bangles, the same that are worn by newly-wed women. After inspecting the spot, the police concluded that both the persons were killed somewhere else and then their bodies were dumped in the suitcases, which were left by the assailants outside Devi Lal park on NH-1. Police received information about two suitcases lying in a corner of the park this morning.

“We got a call at about 10 am and reached the spot. On opening the suitcases, we found two bodies. Both were naked. Prima-facie it appears that both were first strangulated to death and then the man’s limbs were chopped and both the bodies dumped in two suitcases. There were no blood stains around the suitcases, which indicate that the murder took place somewhere else. It appears that both could have been murdered at night. We shall be getting their post-mortem examination done to ascertain the cause of death. So far, the deceased have not been identified,” said Sub Inspector Praveen Kumar, Incharge, police post Bahalgarh. The bodies were recovered in the jurisdiction of police post Bahalgarh, police station Murthal, Sonipat.

The sensational incident has put the entire state’s police force on high alert. Messages were sent from Sonipat police to the neighbouring districts and state’s police control rooms. “We have sent the photographs of the deceased to the neighbouring districts and state’s police control rooms in an attempt to identify the deceased. The next course of action shall follow. We are also seeking help of our technical experts to get clues about the gory murder,” one of the senior Haryana police officers said.

Meanwhile, the Sonipat police have registered a case of murder against unidentified assailants. The forensic experts also inspected the spot and collected evidences and finger prints from the suitcases. The finger prints shall now be matched with the criminals’ database that Haryana police maintains to ascertain the identity of the assailants. “In case, these assailants have a criminal track record in Haryana, there are possibilities that we shall be able to get some clue about them by matching the finger prints,” one of the investigating police officers said.

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