Double Honor Killing: Newlywed Couple Hacked to Death By Bride’s Muslim Family
When dissemblers and apologists obfuscate and say that honor killing and honor violence is a “cultural” thing, ask them, which culture? Islamic culture.
Muslim girls cannot marry outside of the faith. Under the sharia it is punishable by death.
A newly-wed couple, who married in a court against family wishes were hacked to death late Friday in Hapur, police said Saturday.
The incident occurred in Kuchesar Chauplato village.
Sonu, a Hindu, and Danishta, a Muslim, had married in a court two months ago.
Talb, the brother of the girl, was enraged after the local panchayat did not pass any adverse judgement Friday against the marriage of the boy (Hindu) and girl (Muslim) in a court two months back.
Late Friday evening he along with three or four of his family members barged into the house where Sonu and Danishta were living. He attacked Sonu with an axe and killed him.
When Danishta rushed out to raise an alarm and seek help of the neighbours, he killed her,too.
The assailants escaped from the crime scene. Heavy police reinforcement was rushed to the spot as tension spread in the area, an official told IANS.
Both bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination and police are keeping a vigil.
One of the accused has been arrested, a home department official.