Man shot dead in suspected case of honour killing in Jaipur

In a suspected case of honour killing, a 28-year-old civil engineer was shot dead on Wednesday at his residence in Jaipur, police said.

The victim, Amit Nair who hails from Kerala, had married Mamta Chaudhary nearly two years ago against the wishes of his in-laws. When his in-laws came to know recently that Mamta was pregnant, their anger burst out and they decided to kill Amit, SHO Karni Vihar, Mahaveer Singh, told.

The relatives of the woman, who had an inter-caste marriage, also tried to forcefully take his wife Mamta along with them.

On Wednesday, Jeewan Ram Chaudhary, his wife Bagwani Chaudhary and two others barged into Amit’s residence in Jagdamba Vihar.

Mamta’s parents asked her to leave Amit and return home. When Mamta refused, the parents called in a man waiting outside, who drew out a pistol and shot at Amit, who collapsed on a sofa.

Though the parents tried to drag six-month pregnant Mamta out of the house, they fled in their car when Amit’s family called neighbours for help.

“The parents kept pressurizing her to walk out of the marriage but she would not agree. When she resisted, they fired four times at her husband,” a senior police officer Ashok Gupta said.

Amit sustained bullet injuries in his chest and neck, police said.

(Agencies)

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