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Police put on alert in Delhi's Khayala locality fearing communal backlash over Anikit Saxena's murder
The brutal murder of Ankit Saxena, 23, a dashing professional photographer of Delhi, by kin of a woman from the Muslim community with whom he was in a relationship, has made the area of Khyala locality in the city tense.

It is being speculated that it was a case of honour killing since the two lovers belonged to different communities and faiths. This has put the police on an alert due to mounting communal tensions in the area.

The four accused of the murder, the mother, father, uncle and younger brother of the Muslim girl, have been nabbed by the police. The girl's bother is a minor. The woman lover of Ankit, 20-year-old Shehzadi has been sent to Nari Niketan because of threat to her life and Ankit's family has been provided security.

It seems that with the certain political parties and their fringe groups are getting into fray, the incident has polarised the larger community causing frenzy against inter-faith love and marriages, feel social activists since adults have a right to choose their own life partners.

The conservatives and patriarchs in most communities in India continue to be dominant with the support of fringe political and religious groups and it was the women that have to suffer by being blamed for bringing shame to the community, family and kinfolk, feel women rights groups and social activists.

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