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May 09, 2012 at 01:12pm IST

Looking into DIG advocating honour killings: UP Police

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order, Crime) Jagmohan Yadav said on Wednesday that he would look into the statements made by Saharanpur Range DIG Satish Kumar Mathur justifying honour killing. Yadav said that he had already spoken to Mathur once and will speak to him again to find out the truth.

"I have spoken to the DIG once and will speak to him again and others. I will find out in what context has he said this. I will ask his senior officers for a report," said Yadav in Lucknow.

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While declining to react on National Commission of Women's demand for Mathur's suspension, Yadav said he will ask the Inspector General of Police to look into the matter.

Looking into DIG advocating honour killings: Police

A top-ranking police official in Uttar Pradesh has sparked a controversy by openly advocating honour killings.

Mathur was caught on camera saying that if his own sister ever eloped he would kill her or commit suicide when he was inspecting police stations and met a man whose daughter had allegedly run away. "This is a matter of great shame," this was the reply of Mathur when a man went for help to find out his missing daughter.

"If anybody's sister or daughter flees away then he should commit suicide by getting drowned in water. If she was my sister, then I would have shot her dead or would kill myself," he said.