Priya soni :Lady in interfaith marriage killed for refusal to convert her religion
The Sonbhadra police on Thursday captured two people from Bagghanala bridge zone of the district for supposedly killing a lady whose headless body was recuperated from Chopan on September 21. One of the blamed is the spouse for the lady.
The police asserted the couple had gone into an interfaith marriage nearly two months back, and she was killed when the man's family would not acknowledge her as she was not prepared to change over to their religion.
SP Sonbhadra Ashish Srivastava stated, "The murdered woman has been identified as Priya Soni of Pritamnagar under the limits of Chopan police station. Among Priya’s killers, one is her husband Ejaz Ahmed and the other is his friend Shoib of Chopan."
"During initial interrogation, Ejaz has confessed to his crime. On his information, police have recovered the knife, spade, and an iron road used in the murder. He mobile phone has also been recovered," he included.
Srivastava stated, "Ejaz has disclosed that after he married Priya about two months back, his family didn’t allow her to enter their home stating that a woman of another religion was not welcome. However, Priya was adamant to go to her in-laws’ home with Ejaz without converting to his religion.”
“Upset over her stand, Ejaz decided to kill Priya with the help of his friend Shoeb. After killing her, the duo beheaded her body to conceal her identity. Later, they dumped her body in jungles near Pritnagar of Chopan area. The head is yet to be recovered," he said. Priya's dad Laxminarain Soni and her sister Sharmila had distinguished her with the assistance of her garments, shoes and body, he included.