A young couple was axed to death by the father of a girl in neighbouring Mahoba district in Banda and can be seen as a case of suspected 'honour' killing police said on Tuesday.
19-year-old Sunil Ahirwar had gone to meet his beloved Geeta (19) in Bamhauri Kurmin village under Mahobakanth police station area where the girl's father attacked him with an axe on Monday, ASP Rajesh Saxena said.
The father, Moolchand, also attacked the girl when she rushed to save Sunil, the ASP said, adding the couple died on the spot.
On the complaint of the grandfather of the youth, the FIR was lodged and Moolchand has been arrested, he said.
The bodies were sent for post mortem examination.
The ASP said that the couple was in a relationship for the past three years but the girl's family had fixed hermarriage elsewhere.