Sham Mohammad & Reena
Profile of the victims : Sham Mohammad (18), a Muslim, and Reena (16), a Jat, residents of Saimaina village in Fathehabad. They both were in love which was not tolerable to their families because of their different religions and castes.
Murdered person : Sham Mohammad and Reena
The accused : Reena’s family members but the case was termed as a suicide.
Place of Murder : school compound of Saimaina village in Fathehabad.
Date of Murder : 3rd July 2010
Assassination : Just like that of Sham Mohammad (18), a Muslim, and Reena (16), a Jat, residents of Saimaina village in Fathehabad. They dared to fall in love, little realising that the fate that awaited them would be no different from other couples of their village, “sacrificed” at the altar of love in the name of honour.
A couple of years after their love took wings, they were found dead in the very school compound they had first met. Calm, silent and cold. On July 3, 2010.
Sham, fondly called Gogi, lay beside Reena, with a few broken bones and a ruptured eye, a bottle of poison carelessly thrown nearby to convey the impression of their death being a “suicide pact”.
In less than six months after the incident, the case was closed. The police investigation concluded that theirs, indeed, was a suicide.