Indian brothers behead teenage sister over alleged affair: police

According to reports, brothers dragged her head through their village and left her body on the street

Web Desk August 19, 2015
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Two brothers in northern India beheaded their 17-year-old sister and dragged her head through their village after finding out about her alleged relationship with her cousin, police said on Wednesday.

According to reports, the brothers after beheading their teenage sister, Phool Jehan, carried her head through their village. People watched as they dragged the 17-year-old out of her house, beat her up and then beheaded her, but they did not inform the police. The crime was reported by a local security guard.

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According to officer Rajesh Singh, though the brothers cannot be traced, they have been identified as Nanhe and Gul Hasan.

The brothers mercilessly left Jehan's body on the street while they roamed around the village with her head. "The brothers with Jehan's head went around the village shouting that they were against the relationship," Singh added.

Young Indians, especially in rural areas continue to face backlash and are forced to give in to their culture and values in case they try to change themselves, taking up a modern approach.

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Further, honour killings are quite common across India; however, such brutal slayings are extremely rare.

Another police officer, B Kumar reported that while Jehan's brothers remain missing, police have detained her cousin for investigation.

This article originally appeared on abc News

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Roger | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend The names of the brothers : Nanhe and Gul Hasan And the unfortunate girl who got killed was Phool Jehan, Now somebody want to comment on their religion ?
Kolsat | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend @Muneeb: This is problem of honour killing is an issue which Muslims have to face and eradicate where girls have no freedom to choose who they associate with.
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