An Indian woman whose bullet-riddled body was found thrown into a suitcase was allegedly murdered by her parents in an “honour killing” after marrying a man from another caste.
Aayushi Chaudhary, 22, was found wrapped in plastic and stuffed into a red suitcase which was dumped near a highway in the city of Mathura on Friday.
An autopsy showed she had injuries to her face and body and had been shot “two times in the chest”, according to the BBC.
It took police two days to learn of his identity – with suspicion then falling on his family for not reporting him missing, OpIndia said.
The cops then confronted her parents, dad Nitesh Yadav and mum Brajbala, over discrepancies in their stories – leading them to confess.
They allegedly told cops they confronted their daughter – also known as Ayushi Yadav – after she left home without their permission to secretly marry a man of a different caste or social class .
During the scuffle, the father shot her in front of her mother and brother, police told OpIndia. The mother helped wrap the body, which was dumped by the highway in the early hours, according to the confession.
Police told the BBC it was being treated as an ‘honour killing’, a cultural crime
committed against relatives, usually young women, accused of dishonoring their families.