These kinds of stories continue to take my breath away:
Falling in love continues to be fatal in western Uttar Pradesh. In what appears to be an incident of honour killing, two teenage lovers were brutally murdered and then set on fire in Bair village, barely 50 km from New Delhi. Some villagers said the assailants even chopped off the boy’s private parts.
Class disparity, rather than caste difference, appears to have caused the savagery. Both teenagers were Dalits. But Rekha, an 18-year-old Class X student, belonged to a more affluent family than her lover Sonu, a 17-year-old Class XI student. The girl’s father, Gulab Singh, is a rich farmer who also owns a ration shop. The boy’s father, Raju, ekes out a modest living singing jagrans in the area.
The grisly incident took place in a field next to a forested area in Bair village under Kakor police station in Gautam Buddha Nagar district, when the two were allegedly found together in a “compromising” position by the girl’s family around 10am on Thursday. Enraged family members strangled her with her own chunni. The boy was beaten to death.
Point of note: lower caste Hindu family. Stupid, stupid people. And this kind of behaviour always comes from a village mentality.
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