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Karo-kari: Three women killed in Rajanpur

RAJANPUR: Police have confirmed that three women have been killed in Kotla Androoon in Rajanpur on suspicions of karo-kari, Express News reported on Friday. Honour killing, locally known as karo-kari,  is an act of murder due to the belief that the victim has brought dishonour upon the family. Previous incidents In a previous incident related to karo kari, a man and woman .. read more

Cannes Film Festival 2014: From a street corner to the Cannes Croisette

An outdoor activity instructor spotted on the streets of Manchester has made her Cannes Film Festival debut after being cast in a £2m British movie about honour killings. Sameena Jabeen Ahmed, 24, stars in Catch Me Daddy, which has just premiered in the “Un Certain Regard” strand of the French festival, where films such as Steve .. read more

3 arrested in Odisha honour killing case

Police today arrested three brothers  for their alleged role in the sensational honour killing at Haldiapadar that had rocked Odisha. The three brothers, who were on the run,  have been accused of hacking their sister Mami Nayak and her boyfriend Amar Naik to death at the latter’s house at Haldiapadar on the outskirts of the city late on .. read more

2 cases of honour killing in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: A college girl and the mother of two teenaged sons by their kin in two separate cases of honour killings in Haryana on Thursday. In Nurankhera village of Sonipat district Sarita Devi (18) was killed by her father after he caught her with her lover Dinesh Kumar (23). Dinesh was admitted to hospital with .. read more

Honor killing claims 3 women’s lives

RAJANPUR: Three women of a family were murdered in the name of ‘honor’ here on Friday. According to police, the women were killed by their husband, brother and brother in-law over suspicion of having illicit relationship with other men. The women were identified as Tasleem Mai, Rukhsana Bibi and Naseem Mai residents of Roranja area. .. read more

Honour killing : Young lovers hacked to death

In a gruesome incident of honour killing, a young woman was hacked to death along with her lover reportedly by members of her own family in a village on the outskirts of Brahmapur city in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Saturday. The incident took place only hours before the 20-year old girl was to be married .. read more

Muzaffarnagar: Girl survives honour killing attempt by family

Muzaffarnagar: A 21-year-old girl survived an honour killing attempt allegedly by her family members here, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Tuesday when the girl’s family members allegedly pushed her into the Ganga canal at Ratenpuri village in the district, they said. The girl was rescued from the canal by some villagers, .. read more

Honour killing: Girl killed by brothers, boy commits suicide

In a case of honour killing a 19-year-old girl was killed allegedly by her family members while her boyfriend committed suicide after the incident at Budhana town here, police said today. The victim was in love with 21-year-old Mubarik Hasan hailing from the same town but her family members were opposed to their relationship. Following .. read more

Honour killing: Boy killed, girl seriously injured

In yet another case of honour killing in the district, a boy was stabbed to death while his paramour was seriously injured by her family members at Atdaleepur village here, police said today. 24-year-old Punit Kumar had fallen in love with a girl belonging to a different caste. The girl’s family members spotted them in .. read more

Honour killing: Girl’s father, brother arrested

Two family members of a girl have been arrested in an alleged honour killing case at Daleepur village in the district, police said today. The girl’s father Rajvir and one of his brothers Ajay have been arrested after a case was registered against five of her family members yesterday under the SC/ST Act, they said. The .. read more