They killed her to save honor.
Mehnaz was killed by her parents for being in love with a Hindu boy. (IBN)
A Mumbai court sentenced the parents of Mehnaz Bano for murder.
They strangled her and chopped her body into 11 pieces. Their 14 year-old daughter helped them in the crime.
IBN and Religion of Peace reported:
A Mumbai Sessions Court on Friday sentenced Mehnaz Bano’s parents to life imprisonment after holding them guilty of killing the girl and destroying evidence.
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Mehnaz, a resident of Nagpada, was killed by her parents and minor sister on July 2, 2006, for being in love with a Hindu boy. The 18-year-old Mehnaz’s parents confessed to having strangled her.
The Nagpada police tracked her father Mohammed Munna Khan through the identification of his employer’s company logo on the sacks. Khan and his wife Shehnaz Khan were arrested and during interrogation, they confessed to their crime.
Mehnaz’s father admitted he chopped her body into 11 pieces, and dumped it in two sacks beneath the Byculla flyover in South Mumbai.
Their 14-year-old daughter, who was accused of abetting the crime, is in a juvenile home.