A pregnant 19-year-old girl’s body was found in a canal after her brothers strangled her in an honour killing, police in India said.
The teenager was allegedly strangled by her two brothers and thrown in the Ganges river in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh – which lies 43km northeast of capital New Delhi.
The girl’s body was removed from the canal on Tuesday.
Hastinapur police chief P K Singh said the victim was thought to be having an affair with a man from the same village.
Her parents discovered she was eight months pregnant when they took her to a doctor after she felt unwell one day, The Times of India reported.
Mr Singh added her brother Sonu and cousin Bhoore and another accomplice took her to the canal where they strangled her and dumped her body.