LUCKNOW: An 18-year-old girl and her boyfriend have allegedly killed the girl’s 52-year-old father in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya district for reportedly opposing their supposed relationship.
According to sources, the victim was a farmer named Darbari Lal Rawat of Saratha village.
Rawat was found dead in his home on Sunday morning. Following further investigation, it was revealed that his daughter Ranju and her supposed boyfriend Ravi Lodhi strangled him to death with a rope while he was asleep.
Ranju was reportedly involved with Lodhi, a young man from the neighbourhood.
Rawat was adamantly opposed to their relationship. He had asked Ranju to sever her ties with Lodhi, but she had declined, reports said. Rawat and his daughter had got into several fights as a result of this.
According to sources, during the investigation, Suneeta Devi, the victim's wife, and their neighbours reported to the police that Rawat was opposed to Ranju's relationship with Ravi. Ranju initially dismissed the allegations when questioned by the police. Later she admitted that she killed her father with the help of Ravi because he was against their relationship.
The victim's body was sent for a post-mortem and both suspects have been arrested, police said.
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