Indian brothers behead teenage sister over alleged affair: police

Published: August 19, 2015
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PHOTO: AP

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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Reader Comments (9)

  • raw is war
    Aug 19, 2015 - 4:30PM

    its high time UP ban such politicians like Mulayam singh Yadav and Mayawati. they dragged the state to the levels of sub-Saharan Africa.Recommend

  • Aug 19, 2015 - 4:41PM

    arman khan, arbas khan both were killing their sister for having relation with his uncle’s son , her head was chopped & chanting ” we can’t allowed our daughters & sisters to affair with someone that is unislamic …. what a justification for killing a girl …. .Recommend

  • wb
    Aug 19, 2015 - 4:54PM

    Also, Indian Muslims need a lot of introspection. Instead of blindly following seculars and seeking welfare and reservation and then getting mislead by Owaisis, Zakir Naiks and Mullahs, they need to get their children educated and work hard.

    Please don’t become like the rest of the Muslim world, useless, unproductive, ignorant and violent.Recommend

  • indian
    Aug 19, 2015 - 5:18PM

    it is not indian problem it is “M” problemRecommend

  • Muneeb
    Aug 19, 2015 - 7:21PM

    Shining India…ROFL…eagerly awaiting the arrival of Indian trollsRecommend

  • cautious
    Aug 19, 2015 - 7:49PM

    India and Pakistan are more alike than they want to admit. Recommend

  • Alan
    Aug 19, 2015 - 10:37PM

    Before even reading the article, anyone can safely guess that Beheading = MuslimsRecommend

  • Kolsat
    Aug 20, 2015 - 9:56AM

    @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.Recommend

  • Roger
    Aug 21, 2015 - 1:01AM

    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 ?Recommend

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