According to the sources, the girl, Monica, was first strangulated and then hanged from the ceiling fan to make it look like a suicide.Her father Madan and brother Sonu have been arrested under murder charges, said DSP, Assandh (Karnal) Baljinder Singh. They would be produced in court on Monday .
Initially , the girl’s family had filed a com plaint against Bablu, a Dalit youth who lived in the same neigh bourhood, for trying to sex ually abuse her. The fa ther-son duo had reported ly told the po lice that the girl had been caught in a compromis ing position with the boy and had ended her life due to the subsequent humiliation faced by the family .
The boy was then rounded up, but as the investigations progressed, police became suspicious on seeing the nature of injury marks on the body of the girl. Clues picked up from the crime scene also suggested that the girl had been murdered before being hanged.
The post-mortem examination of the girl has confirmed that she had died before being hanged. Meanwhile, the villagers are tightlipped about the killing.