Koderma: A local court in this district awarded four members of a family capital punishment in case of an honour killing.
The court of district and sessions judge (first) Rama Shankar Singh awarded the death punishment to father of the deceased girl Kishan Sahu (43) his wife Dulari Devi (35), uncle of the girl Sitaram Sahu (40) and Parvathi Devi (38).
Three years ago a case of honour killing was reported from Madangundi under Chandwara police station area of this district where family members had strangulated their daughter to death as she had married another youth hailing from other caste. After killing the girl they were trying to perform the last rites when somehow police got alerted and managed to recover the body of Soni Kumari.
The girl was involved in a relationship with one Pradeep Sharma who hailed from the same village. As the family members were against the marriage both of them fled to Rajasthan and had got married.
Later they returned back to their village where it was decided that the matter will be sorted out through a village panchayat but before the panchayat could be convinend the girl was found dead under mysterious circumstances on the night of March 26, 2018.