Manoj & Afsana
Profile of the victim : Manoj a 10+2 student and Afsana 10th were the residents of Kinanagar village in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh. The girl was a muslim while the boy belonged to a hindu dalit community.
Murdered person : Manoj and Afsana
The accused : Afsana’s brothers Javed Khan and Rashid Khan and her cousins Wasim Khan and Suhaib Khan
Place of Murder : Kinanagar village in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh.
Date of Murder : 10th July 2008
Assassination : Manoj was in love with Afsana, a Muslim girl of the same locality. On July 10, Afsana’s brothers and cousins allegedly killed Manoj and Afsana in what is believed to be an honour killing provoked by a love affair between Afsana and the Dalit boy.
As per the FIR, Manoj was told on the fateful morning that Afsana wanted to meet him at her home. He was attacked when he reached her house in response to the message. Interestingly, there are no eyewitnesses to the murder, which took place in broad daylight, around 10 a.m.