an enraged Nitesh took out his gun and shot his daughter
In a shocking incident, an Indian woman was murdered by her parents for marrying a man from another caste.
Her body was dumped in a suitcase and left on Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh.
The victim was identified as 22-year-old Aayushi Chaudhary, a resident of Delhi.
Police suspected that her family was responsible as they did not report her missing.
They then confronted Nitesh Yadav and Brajbala over discrepancies in their stories, leading them to confess.
During the investigation, it was discovered that Nitesh shot Aayushi in anger after she falsely claimed she was pregnant in a bid to pressure her parents into accepting her marriage.
The parents performed Aayushi’s last rites on November 21, 2022, in front of police.
Nitesh said he regretted killing his daughter and that he committed the murder “in a fit of rage”.
The parents did not like their daughter’s “independent style” of living and their relations worsened when Aayushi revealed that she secretly married Chhatrapal Singh Gurjar in 2021.
Aayushi had been staying elsewhere for days at a time. However, her parents did not know she was staying with her secret husband, someone they did not want her to marry due to being from another caste.
Earlier in November 2022, Nitesh visited Chhatrapal and told him to stay away from his daughter.
This angered Aayushi and she got into an argument with her parents. During the row, she said she had a stomach ache and it might be due to her pregnancy.
Hearing this, an enraged Nitesh took out his gun and shot his daughter twice, killing her instantly.
Speaking to police, the parents said their daughter’s pregnancy would leave them unable to face relatives and friends.
But a post-mortem revealed that the Indian woman was not pregnant.
Superintendent of Police MP Singh said:
“Though her marriage was solemnised in an Arya Samaj Mandir a year ago and registered in a Shahdara court in October this year, Aayushi wanted her parents to accept it and ‘willingly’ marry her off to Gurjar publicly again.”
Sub-inspector Harendra Kumar said the parents were not willing to accept the marriage because Chhatrapal was from a different caste.
Aayushi began losing interest in her studies after becoming involved with Chhatrapal. She had known him since childhood.
The Indian woman was eligible for medical studies but did not want to study further, angering her parents.
Her grandmother Jamvanti said: “Aayushi’s mother called her Ranu and favoured her over her son.
“No one was allowed to say anything to her.
“But that day, her father lost control and took an extreme step.”
A neighbour said the family usually kept to themselves but claimed that Nitesh would get drunk and shout at his parents.
The neighbour added that he was drunk when he was arrested.
Narrating the incident, a police officer said:
“On November 17, Aayushi answered back when Yadav berated her again about her relationship and for staying away from home for several days without informing him.
“He lost his temper and started beating Aayushi. He then shot her twice using his licensed .32-bore revolver.
“Planning to dump the body somewhere, the mother wiped the blood from the floor while the father went out to purchase a trolley bag.
“The cloth used for wiping the blood was thrown in a nearby drain. The body was wrapped in a plastic sheet and stuffed into the suitcase. They threw the stuffed bag on the busy Yamuna Expressway on November 18, a day after the murder. ”
An FIR was registered against the parents under sections 302 (murder) and 201 (disappearance of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code.
The victim’s husband will also be questioned.