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17-Year-Old Burnt Alive in an “Honor Killing”

November 2, 2012

Rohtak, Haryana, September 14, 2012

17-year-old Monika Rani who was secretly in love with a man of a higher caste.  According to one eye witness, ““On Thursday evening, Monika’s brother spotted her with the same boy at the village bus stand. The boy ran away, but the brother caught hold of Monika and called some other family members. They dragged her nearly 1 km to their house, as the pillion rider held Monika by her hair.” Another eye witness said, “Monika’s mother tried to intervene but was beaten up. Some villagers said they should quietly kill the girl, so the family’s men took her to the cremation ground and burnt her even though she was breathing.” The village where this happened boasts of being an education hub – it has 10 government and private schools, two education colleges, a nursing college, an industrial training institute (ITI), and more than 95% population of the village is literate.  The police has not yet registered a case.  Full report here.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Audrey permalink
    November 13, 2012 11:57 pm

    WHAT MATTER WITH PEOPLE . WHY KILLING THIS GIRL AND SHE HAS A RIGHT TO FALL IN LOVE WITH WHOMEVER SHE WANTS. AND WOMEN HAS EVERY RIGHTS AS MEN DO. should treat both equal. and the people is sick. i feel that most of them are already brainwashed. due to volience and war affecting them. let the women and girls go free as they want to go school learn education, they choice who guy they want fall in love not force them to marry this person that parents want her be with. i think its wrong. let them free and let them make a choice. they have a choice to go school, learn to drive. etc. and if too many girls being born so what . just cut down on children not need so many kids. not necessary just cut down on having kids. like limit it that all should do

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