In a suspected case of honour killing, a 17-year-old youth, resident of Dyal Rajputan village, 16 km from here, was found murdered on Monday by being burnt alive.

Avtar Singh, a student of Class 11 at the government high school, Shahbazpur, had going missing since the night of January 9 and his body was found under a heap of straw on the bank of a canal, 4 km from nearby Kuharka village.

Police said Avtar was in a relationship with classmate Sukhwinder Kaur of Kuharka village. His father Gian Singh also confirmed this.

On Gian Singh’s complaint, a case has been registered against Sukhwinder, her father Karaj Singh and brother Gurdev Singh under Sections 302, 201 and 34 of the IPC at Sadar police station. The three are at large and the police are looking for them.

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