A free will marriage couple was strangled to death by the girl’s brother and father in Bhattah Chowk locality in the limits of Mandi Faizabad, the police confirmed.
According to police, the deceased couple identified as: Saba and Asif, resident of the same locality had fallen in love with each other and wanted to get marriage but the girl family was against this marriage.
The girl and the youth, however, eloped from their house and contracted free will marriage. They started living in a rented house but the girl’s family traced their whereabouts.
The family members including her father Sultan and brother Arsalan along with other persons forced their entry in the house by scaling the boundary walls. They overpowered the couple and strangled them to death.
The police said that the couple had been on the run since 4 months after contracting the marriage.
The Mandi Faizabad Police registered a case against brother of the girl Arsalan, her father Sultan and an unidentified person on the complaint of youth’s father Inam.
No arrested could be made till filing of this report and the police have launched further investigation.