Uttar Pradesh has solved the mystery of the murder of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found stuffed in a bag on a trolley near the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura last week and arrested her parents in what police suspected was an honor killing. The family was not happy because she got married without their consent. She was allegedly killed by her father and her mother helped him dispose of the corpse, police said, adding that Ayushi Yadav's brother also knew about the murder. The murder weapon was also recovered, they said.
“Ayushi had an argument with her father on November 17. She married the man of her choice, which made her family unhappy. Enraged over this, her father shot her twice on November 17 after an argument,” Acting Superintendent of Police Martand Prakash Singh said. The victim, Ayushi Yadav, went out for days without informing her parents. This enraged her father, who allegedly shot her dead at their home in Delhi's Modband village in Badarpur on November 17, the day she returned. The same night, he packed her body in a trolleybus and dumped it near the Raya cut on the Yamuna highway.
“The victim's father Nitesh Yadav and mother Brajbala Yadav have been arrested and sent to jail. They have been booked under Sections 302 (punishment for murder) and 201 (causing evidence of an offense to disappear or furnishing false information to the investigation of an offender) of the IPC,” Acting Superintendent of Police Martand Prakash Singh said. "Brajbala Yadav may not have shot her daughter but she was involved in disposing of the body and accompanied her husband to Mathura in a car," he added.
After Mathura police found a cart stuffed with Ayushi Yadav's body, they traced phones, checked CCTV footage, used social media and also put up posters in Delhi to identify the woman. An unknown caller called the police about her on Sunday morning. Later, her mother and brother identified her using photographs. They also reached the Mathura mortuary and confirmed the body as Ayushi Yadav, police said. The family hails from Baluni in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and migrated to the capital after Nitesh Yadav found work there.