Wednesday, February 16, 2011

[ZESTCaste] 2 ‘honour’ killings in 2 days in UP

2 'honour' killings in 2 days in UP
Kautilya Singh Posted online: Wed Feb 16 2011, 00:35 hrs
Kanpur, Kaushambi : In two more cases of suspected honour killing in
Uttar Pradesh this week, a girl was hacked to death by her grandfather
on Tuesday morning and another girl was shot dead allegedly by her
brother on Monday.

Finding out that his granddaughter, Malti (19), a resident of Sarojni
Naidu Nagar under Bilhaur police station, was planning to elope with a
neighbour belonging to another caste, 65-year-old Babulal Kashyap
killed her with an axe on Tuesday and kept her body inside the house.
Neighbours, who heard Malti's cries for mercy, informed the police,
who recovered the body and arrested Kashyap. An unrepentant Kashyap
told media persons: "Nothing is bigger than family honour, therefore I
murdered my granddaughter."

Malti's father, Awadesh, works at a factory in Ludhiana, Punjab. Her
mother died 15 years ago. As a result, Malti stayed at her
grandfather's place. Kashyap was against her relationship with Dilip
Kumar Yadav, a neighbour, as he belonged to a different caste. Kashyap
had even arranged for Malti's marriage with a youth from a
neighbouring village. On Tuesday, Malti and Dilip decided to elope.

In the other case, a girl was shot dead allegedly by her brother after
she disappeared from home for a few days. Meena (18), a resident of
Manauri village, went to Allahabad three days ago with a youth and
returned on Monday after which her brothers, Satish and Sanju, quizzed
her. She was shot dead, allegedly by Sanju, after she failed to give a
satisfactory reply, the police said. With PTI inputs


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