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Youth ‘hanged’ from tree in Bihar for daring to enter into love marriage

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PATNA: A 21-year-old boy in Bihar was allegedly hanged about a fortnight after he had entered into a love marriage.

The body was the newly-married youth was found hanging from a tree outside Tepari village in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar on Friday. The body was hanging from a woolen muffler.

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The victim identified as Pankaj Kumar Sahani had married his sweet heart barely a fortnight back and was planning to carry his wife to Delhi where he worked but was killed midway, reports said.

“We have registered a case and are investigating the matter,” a local police official Sujit Kumar told the media today.

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The case was registered on the statement of victim’s wife Rani Kumari, police said.

Reports said the girl’s family was angry with the youth since he married her against their wishes.

Moe than a dozen youths have been murdered in the past few years in Bihar in what police say “honour killing”.

However, one of the most horrible incidents was reported from Bihar in 2008 when a teenaged Dalit boy was thrashed, paraded through the streets and then thrown under a speeding train for daring to write love letter to a girl from politically powerful Yadav community.

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