Rajasthan: Woman's family kills her friend before her arranged marriage

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 03, 2018, 06:15 PM(IST)

File photo Photograph:( Zee News Network )

A 22-year-old man has allegedly been lynched in Rajasthan's Bikaner, news reports said Thursday. 

The alleged lynching took place on Tuesday night. 

The reports added that an FIR has been lodged against seven people. And that three persons, including the woman's father, have been arrested in connection with the case. 

The reports said the woman was Hindu. The 22-year-old man, Saif Ali, was Muslim. 

The reports said the woman had been sent to live with her relatives after her marriage had been arranged within her community. 

But that her family members spotted Saif in their locality, and attacked him. 

They then dumped his body on the outskirts of town. 

Saif was taken to hospital after people informed police. 

But, the reports said, Saif died from his injuries in hospital. 

"Can't call it a 'love-jihad' case... In this age, when you study together, attraction can happen and then you don't see religion or community," ANI reported Superintendent of Police, Sawai Singh Godara, as saying. 

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