Indian village proud after double “honor killing”

Police look at the bodies of Sunita Devi (bottom L), 21, and her partner Jasbir Singh, 22, after they were killed by villagers in an \"honour killing\" in Ballah village in the northern Indian state of Haryana May 9, 2008.REUTERS/Stringer

The bodies of Sunita Devi (L), 21, and her partner Jasbir Singh, 22, lie on the ground after they were killed by villagers in an \"honour killing\" in Ballah village in the northern Indian state of Haryana May 9, 2008. Growing economic opportunities for young people and lower castes in Haryana have made \"love marriages\" more common, experts say, and the violent repression of them has risen in tandem as upper caste Jat men fight to hold on to power, status and property. REUTERS/Stringer

Source: Reuters

With the recent ruling in California concerning gay marriage and the droves of people who are lining up on both sides of the issue seems a wee bit trivial once you hear this story about a pregnant heterosexual couple who were murdered by their own family because they were from the same village which is considered “incest” though they have no blood relation. [The pics are pretty graphic but tell the story of this tragedy.]

They punched and kicked her stomach as she called out for her sleeping boyfriend “Jassa”, 22-year-old Jasbir Singh, witnesses said. When he woke, both were dragged into waiting cars, driven away and strangled.

Their bodies, half-stripped, were laid out on the dirt outside Sunita’s father’s house for all to see, a sign that the family’s “honor” had been restored by her cold-blooded murder.

“From society’s point of view, this is a very good thing,” said 62-year-old farmer Balwan Arya, sitting smoking a hookah in the shade of a tree in a square with other elders from the village council or panchayat. “We have removed the blot.”

.
Full story [Click Here]