Honor Killing

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Honor killing: Father confesses to hacking inter-caste couple to death

07 Jul 2019

Honor killing: Father confesses to hacking inter-caste couple to death

In the wee hours on Thursday, a pregnant woman and her husband were hacked to death in their home in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The police had earlier suspected 'honor killing' to be the motive since the couple had an inter-caste marriage and arrested the woman's father.

Outraged by affair, parents kill teenager, dump body in Ganga

07 Jul 2019

Outraged by affair, parents kill teenager, dump body in Ganga

A married couple was arrested on Saturday for allegedly killing their 16-year-old daughter and dumping her body in the river Ganga in Malda district of West Bengal, the police said.

Maharashtra: Father kills 17-year-old daughter over friendship with a boy

31 Mar 2019

Maharashtra: Father kills 17-year-old daughter over friendship with a boy

A 17-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her father who was against her friendship with a boy studying with her in a college in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, police said on today.

Woman loves her cousin, killed husband with his help, murdered

11 Mar 2019

Woman loves her cousin, killed husband with his help, murdered

In a suspected case of honor killing, a woman was shot dead allegedly by her cousin in Haiderpur village, Muzaffarnagar, police said today.

Gaya teen murder: Police blame victim's family; activists allege falsehood

11 Jan 2019

Gaya teen murder: Police blame victim's family; activists allege falsehood

The savage murder of a minor girl in Gaya has sent shockwaves across the city.

Gaya teen murder: 16-year-old found beheaded; rape or honor killing?

10 Jan 2019

Gaya teen murder: 16-year-old found beheaded; rape or honor killing?

The savage murder of a 16-year-old girl has sparked massive protests in the city of Gaya in Bihar.

Kerala: Police personnel suspended for taking bribe from murder accused

09 Nov 2018

Kerala: Police personnel suspended for taking bribe from murder accused

A police officer was removed from service yesterday for allegedly taking bribe from some of the accused of a suspected honor killing case in Kerala.

Hyderabad: Daughter critical after father attacks her over inter-caste marriage

20 Sep 2018

Hyderabad: Daughter critical after father attacks her over inter-caste marriage

In yet another horrific incident, a 20-year-old woman was attacked by her father in Hyderabad on Wednesday for marrying a man against the family's wishes.

Telangana: Lost husband to 'honor-killing', Amrutha talks about raising child

19 Sep 2018

Telangana: Lost husband to 'honor-killing', Amrutha talks about raising child

"I am 21, he was 24. We haven't really experienced anything except unflinching love for one other," Amrutha, whose husband was killed by her own father, said.

Telangana 'honor-killing': Victim's father-in-law paid Rs. 1cr for his murder

19 Sep 2018

Telangana 'honor-killing': Victim's father-in-law paid Rs. 1cr for his murder

In the murder of 23-year-old P Pranay Kumar in Nalgonda district of Telangana, the father of his wife, assailant, and five others have been arrested.

Honor killing: Man poisons daughter to death in UP

14 Aug 2018

Honor killing: Man poisons daughter to death in UP

In a suspected case of honor killing, a 15-year-old girl was poisoned to death allegedly by her father in UP's Muzaffarnagar district, police said today.

UP: Father kills daughter who wanted inter-caste marriage

02 Aug 2018

UP: Father kills daughter who wanted inter-caste marriage

A 21-year-old woman was strangled to death by her father, who was against her decision to marry a man from another caste, in Daulatpur village of UP's Lakhimpur Kheri district, police said today.

Tamil Nadu gets 24-hour helpline for protection of inter-caste couples

20 Jul 2018

Tamil Nadu gets 24-hour helpline for protection of inter-caste couples

The Tamil Nadu government has informed the Madras High Court that a 24-hour helpline has been set up to investigate issues faced by inter-caste couples and offer them necessary assistance and protection.

'Honor killing': Andhra man kills daughter over her relationship

01 Jul 2018

'Honor killing': Andhra man kills daughter over her relationship

A man from Thotaravulapadu village of Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district allegedly killed his daughter with an axe on Saturday since he disapproved of her affair.

Man hacks daughter to death for eloping with younger boy

23 Jun 2018

Man hacks daughter to death for eloping with younger boy

In a suspected case of honor killing, a 20-year-old woman was hacked to death allegedly by her father for eloping with a boy younger to her in Anoopgarh town of Rajasthan's Sriganganagar district.

Delhi 'honor-killing': 'Friendly' 18-year-old shoots dead brother-in-law, then targets sister

11 Apr 2018

Delhi 'honor-killing': 'Friendly' 18-year-old shoots dead brother-in-law, then targets sister

Two months after the Ankit Saxena murder, another alleged 'honor killing' has been reported in Delhi.

Do not question adults' choice of marriage-partner: SC warns khaps

27 Mar 2018

Do not question adults' choice of marriage-partner: SC warns khaps

Interference by khap panchayats when two consenting adults have married is "absolutely illegal," the SC has ruled.

Delhi-murder: "I carried my son, he died in my lap"

03 Feb 2018

Delhi-murder: "I carried my son, he died in my lap"

A 23-year-old wedding photographer was stabbed in front of his parents on a busy street in West Delhi, allegedly by the family members of the Muslim woman he was courting.

Another honor-killing in Pakistan: 19-year old boy kills sister, brother-in-law

13 Dec 2017

Another honor-killing in Pakistan: 19-year old boy kills sister, brother-in-law

In yet another horrific incident of honor killing in Pakistan, 19-year old Saeed Anwar shot dead his sister and her husband in Rawalpindi.

Six get death sentence for brutal Tamil Nadu 'honor killing'

12 Dec 2017

Six get death sentence for brutal Tamil Nadu 'honor killing'

More than 1.5 years after murdering a Dalit youth in full public view, six persons in Tamil Nadu have been sentenced to death for the 'honor killing'.

Parents save 'honor', murder schoolgirl for talking to a boy

20 Sep 2017

Parents save 'honor', murder schoolgirl for talking to a boy

In yet another horrific incident of 'honor killing', a couple in Telangana's Chintapalli village - about 130 km from Hyderabad - allegedly killed their 13-year-old daughter for talking to a boy.

Honor killing: Bodies of electrocuted teen lovers exhumed in Pakistan

15 Sep 2017

Honor killing: Bodies of electrocuted teen lovers exhumed in Pakistan

Police in Karachi said the bodies of a teenage couple allegedly murdered in an honor killing bear marks indicating they were electrocuted.

Canadian court approves extradition of 'honor killing' accused to India

09 Sep 2017

Canadian court approves extradition of 'honor killing' accused to India

The Canadian Supreme Court has approved the extradition of two Indo-Canadians facing charges in India over their alleged role in an "honour killing."

Pakistan: Man decapitates wife for refusing to quit job

07 Aug 2017

Pakistan: Man decapitates wife for refusing to quit job

In a gruesome case of 'honor killing', a man in Pakistan's Punjab decapitated his wife for refusing to leave her job.