Pilibhit: In a case of honour killing, a Dalit man from Bisalpur in Pilibhit was allegedly killed by the family members of his wife, whose family belonged to the Other Backward Classes category.

The victim had married the girl in court as her parents were against the wedding. Five months later, the anger of the family had not subsided, and the girl's family allegedly plotted and called the victim to meet at a location to have a conversation and shot him. As he fell in a pool of blood, they even slit his throat, the complaint stated.

Police rushed to the spot on a tip off, but by then the man was dead, and the accused succeeded in escaping the crime scene.

The body has been sent for post-mortem and a case has been booked against the father and brother of the victim’s wife.

Sachin alias Lalu belonging to the Dhobi community was in love with Anju, daughter of Harinandan who belonged to the Other Backward Classes. Their relationship was met with anger from the girl's family.

Five months ago, the girl eloped with Sachin and the couple married in court. She never returned to her house and had been residing at Sachin's house ever since.

Sachin's father had tried to persuade Harinandan but he and his family was not ready to accept their relationship.

According to the complaint, on August 26, Harinandan’s family called Sachin and asked him to meet for a talk. Expecting that the situation would turn out for the better, Sachin left on a bike and as he reached Ramlila Maidan, Harinandan and his son shot him with a gun. As he fell from the bike, they slit his throat and fled the place.

The police who reached the spot sent the body for post-mortem and registered a case against the duo at Bisalpur Police station.