"When he did not return till morning, the family looked"
A police investigation is underway after an Indian lover died after wishing his girlfriend a ‘Happy New Year’.
The victim was found injured and lying on a road. His family took him to the hospital, however, he died during treatment on January 2, 2021.
Meanwhile, his girlfriend’s family have been accused of murder. A case has been registered against five members of the family.
Police have identified the victim as 20-year-old Ravi, a resident of Sonipat, Haryana. He had allegedly been in a relationship with a girl in the area.
His cousin Praveen explained: “Ravi had a friendship with a special community girl from a village in Sadar police station area.
“On December 31, 2020, at 8 pm, he went to greet the girl on the bike with New Year’s greetings.
“When he did not return till morning, the family looked for him. He was badly injured on the sure path of Sandal Kalan and Tharaiya.”
During treatment, Ravi and his girlfriend Kulbir were sitting in a field and talking.
Her family attacked him with sticks and metal poles. Seeing this, Kulbir ran away and called Praveen’s brother Balaram, explaining what had happened.
Ravi’s death has shocked his family. It was revealed that when he arrived at the hospital, the family did not have any money for treatment.
Villagers collected donations and managed to give Rs. 20,000 (£200). However, on January 2, the bill had increased to Rs. 67,000 (£67,000).
After Ravi’s death, villagers gathered at the hospital. Soon, police took notice and arrived at the scene.
Sadar Police Station in-charge Sunil reached the spot. The body was taken for a post-mortem.
The girl had called Balaram at around 9 am on January 2, 2021, and said that her boyfriend was brutally beaten. Praveen told police that she has a recording of the call.
The Indian lover and Kulbir had been talking in a field when her family members found out.
Saddam, Naushad, Mahroof, Irshad and Armaan arrived at the field armed with weapons and started beating Ravi. Kulbir ran away out of fear.
Police have said that Kulbir will be questioned about the nature of her relationship with Ravi. Officer Sunil said that the girl’s answer would result in the whole truth being revealed.
A case of murder has been registered against Saddam, Naushad, Mahroof, Irshad and Armaan. Police are searching for their whereabouts as they currently remain on the run.