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India: 7 arrested in honor killing case

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The Haryana police has arrested seven residents of Bhiwani’s Kaluwas village on suspicion of their involvement in the public lynching of two teenage girls on the Diwali night.

(…) All the seven villagers are relatives of Geeta and Manisha, who were brutally beaten and then burnt alive because they had dared to go out and meet their “boyfriends” when their families were busy celebrating Diwali.

Police officials, who had to literally be goaded into action in the case, said the accused had been booked for conspiracy and murder.

via The Asian Age – Enjoy the difference

The fathers of the two girls have been also arrested.

Terrible, eh? Just because they went out and met their boyfriends….BURNT ALIVE.


Written by Claudia

November 14, 2008 at 7:09 am

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  1. Terrible!

    But, even though they had to be ‘goaded’, the officials did at least make some arrests. That, at least, is new – and a step in the right direction to de-normalize these attitudes. A baby step, but a reason to hope!


    November 14, 2008 at 3:47 pm

  2. Yes, but it’s India, that is not an Islamic Country. In that case, I guess they would have never been arrested… 😦


    November 14, 2008 at 7:33 pm

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