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Prabjeet Kaur and Pardeep Singh were shot dead in Firozpur - a year after they married against their family's wishes...As many as 15 bullets were fired at the couple who died on the spot.
Anticipating trouble, they had asked for police protection. But on Wednesday, as Prabhjot came out of a school building after taking her Class XII exams, they were shot dead - allegedly by family members - even as the crowd outside the school watched. The policemen guarding the couple did nothing.
"I was standing with Pardeep and others outside the school. Prabhjot was coming out, when about five people surrounded us with guns. They fired at the boy and girl, killed them and fled," said the constable appointed by Punjab Police.
The police say the family was angry because Pardeep had married his first wife's niece, and abandoned her and a son.
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Ironically, these two were killed at about the same time a court in neighbouring Haryana's Karnal sentenced five people to death - for another honour killing.