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Noida Sisters Found Hanging From Tree, Father Accuses Relatives

Parents allege a relative, who was living with them, is responsible for the deaths of the teenage girls.

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The father of the two teenage sisters, who were found hanging from a tree outside their home in a village in Noida on 25 December, accused his three relatives of killing them following which an FIR was registered, police said.

Initially, the deaths were suspected to be suicides.

Sector 49 police station in-charge Pankaj Pant said Kulbhushan, the father of the teenagers, has filed a complaint against his relatives – Rishi, Ravi and Rohit – accusing them of killing Laxmi (18) and Nisha (14).

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In the initial investigation, it looks like a case of suicide. Although the family has raised doubts on some people, no proof has been found yet. Besides a mark from the noose, no other injury marks can be seen on the bodies of both girls.
Arun Kumar Singh, Noida SP told ANI

According to a Hindustan Times report, the locals locked the girls’ family members inside their house after the bodies were found, suspecting honour killing.

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An FIR has been registered based on the complaint, Pant said. Kulbhushan has alleged that Laxmi had eloped from their home and went to Rishi's son, Ravi, in Mumbai. Police investigation reportedly found that Laxmi and Ravi were in love.

People have been detained for questioning and all angles, including honour killing, are being probed, said the police official. He added that the post-mortem examination of the siblings found they died because of hanging.

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

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