Oghad Singh remained unrepentant after beheading his daughter with a ceremonial sword in a rage over her relationships with men, police said. (Can-India)
Oghad Singh beheaded his daughter in northwest India. Then he carried her head in one hand and his bloody sword in another and walked to the local police station.
The AP reported:
A father in northwestern India remained unrepentant Tuesday after beheading his daughter with a ceremonial sword in a rage over her relationships with men, police said.
The father surrendered at a police station, carrying the head in one hand and the bloodied sword in the other, police said.
Residents of Dungarji village expressed shock as they performed the last rites for the 20-year-old woman.
Police said the father, marble miner Oghad Singh, accused his daughter of bringing dishonor to the family and making it hard to find husbands for her two unmarried sisters.
Women wailing in grief lined the dusty road of the village in Rajasthan state as a procession carried Manju Kanwar’s remains to her funeral pyre. As in many north and west Indian villages, the women, including her mother and four sisters, were not allowed to attend the funeral.
A coroner stitched Kanwar’s head onto her body for the funeral. About 100 men, many of them relatives wearing ceremonial Rajput warrior clan turbans, surrounded her muslin-wrapped body, and her brother lit the funeral pyre.
Related… This wasn’t the only honor killing this week.
Nanaimo Daily News reported:
In another case in the western Indian state of Gujarat, a father burnt alive his 20-year-old daughter because she had eloped with her boyfriend, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency reported on Tuesday.
The girl died on the spot and the father later surrendered to police in Surat district, which is 285 kilometres (177 miles) from capital Gandhinagar, PTI said quoting local officials.