Honor Killing: Brothers behead sister in public square for “affair,” parade her head through the streets
Two brothers beheaded their 17-year-old sister in the street in the presence of a crowd and took away her head, leaving her body on the spot.
The brothers have not been arrested, but the young girl’s lover has.
Her brothers paraded her head down the streets of the village shouting, “We cannot allow our daughters or sisters to have an affair. What we did is to give a lesson to the people to be alert about any such happening in their families. No girl should dare to repeat such an act in the area.”
Over 90% of honor killings worldwide are Islamic, but we are not allowed to discuss such things lest we be made to wear the scarlet letter “I” (Islamophobe). Honor killings receive lenient sentences (and sometimes none at all) in many Islamic countries. This one took place in India, where non-Muslim authorities fear enraging the Muslim community by challenging such practices.
LUCKNOW // Two brothers in northern India beheaded their teenage sister and carried her head through their village because they disapproved of her romantic relationship with a cousin, police said on Wednesday.
At least a dozen people watched as 17-year-old Phool Jehan was dragged out of her house, beaten and beheaded by her brothers late on Monday, officer Rajesh Singh said.
The witnesses failed to report the incident but the crime was later reported by a security guard.
Police have been unable to find the two brothers. Their ages were not clear, but they were both older than their sister.
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