Check out how twisted in knots FOX gets in trying to describe the murder in question. "Friends told the Orange County Register newspaper the victims were devoutly Hindu, and court papers said the religions in question were Hindu and Muslim." hat tip Patriot Xeno
ANAHEIM, California — A man held for questioning in the murder of a father and daughter in California was upset with the family because they broke off his relationship with another daughter for religious reasons, court documents indicated.
Friends told the Orange County Register newspaper the victims were devoutly Hindu, and court papers said the religions in question were Hindu and Muslim.
Iftekhar Murtaza, 22, of Los Angeles was arrested on a fugitive warrant Saturday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona, and was being held on Wednesday without bail.
An extradition hearing was scheduled Thursday.
The Register reported that Murtaza had a one-way ticket to Bangladesh.
Murtaza had not been charged with a crime but was considered a "person of interest" in the deaths of Jayprakash Dhanak, 56, and his 20-year-old daughter, Karishma, Anaheim police Sgt. Rick Martinez said Wednesday.
Murtaza was her ex-boyfriend, court papers indicate. He was upset with her parents and sister "for discontinuing the relationship due to different religious backgrounds, Hindu and Muslim," according to papers filed in a Phoenix court.
Two people stabbed, strangled and burned to death for what appears to be retaliation for the break up of a Muslim - Hindu couple (see photo of the burned out house where the third victim, the mother, was found).
Note that the police reports indicate two people did this horrendous crime, a very possible "honor" killing due to loss of face for the supposed Muslim suspect Iftekhar Murtaza . More here at OC Register and check out the slideshow.
Murder victims, father and older sister Home of murder victims where mother was found