Murder

Parents kill Delhi University student; girl had married outside caste

In a recent incident, parents murdered their 21-year old daughter for secretly marrying a man from other caste. Bhawna Yadav, a final year Sanskrit student at Sri Venkateswara College (Delhi University) was strangled and beaten three days after her marriage on 15th November 2014. Jagmohan Yadav (property dealer) and Savitri Yadav (housewife), Bhawna’s parents have now confessed to the murder and have been arrested. 

The girl married Abhishek Seth, a 24-year old contractual assistant programmer at Rashtrapati Bhawan who is a Punjabi. The couple had met two years ago at a party and married each other on November 12 at Arya Samaj Mandir, Connaught Place. According to the police, after the murder, victim was taken to her home town, Alwar in Rajasthan by her parents where she was cremated.

Bhawna and Abhishek after their marriage | Image Source: Hindustan Times

Bhawna and Abhishek after their marriage | Image Source: Hindustan Times

According to the report by Hindustan Times, parents told the neighbours that Bhawna had been bitten by a snake and they were taking her away for treatment. On reaching the village, they told the relatives, that Bhawna died on the way. However, after long hours of questioning, Jagmohan and Savitri confessed to the murder.

Abhishek Seth, in his statement to the police said, “After being informed about the marraige, Bhawna’s father took her away promising that he will organize a grand wedding. I agreed keeping in mind the prestige of both the families but we heard nothing back from them. Infact, Bhawna’s maternal uncle called me and asked me to stay away from her.” The uncle had also threatened Abhishek to kill him and now has been arrested for being involved in the murder.

Iresh Gupta
ireshg@dubeat.com



(ireshg@dubeat.com); IInd year commerce student at Hans Raj College, Delhi University, Iresh inherited writing from nobody. Not equipped well with mind of a business maestro, he just likes to sit back with a cup of tea trying to balance journalism and poetry. One can generally find him chit-chatting with people (strangers and known, both) or struggling in the overcrowded city of Delhi looking for a seat to watch a play or some Bollywood film, at a cheap price ofcourse. (He hates people who hate Bollywood). An anchor, compère and interviewer, he also enjoys event management and cooking. Known well for his sense of humour, Iresh aspires to integrate his three interests of Movies, Marketing and Writing to make something out of his unproductive life as his elder generation terms it to be.


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