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Karan Sharma

AHMEDGARH (SANGRUR): Taking the fight for "honour" to a barbaric high, a 21-year-old boy out on a date with his lover, 18, was burnt alive by the girl's enraged family. Brought to a Ludhiana hospital with 60% burns, the youth, identified as Karan Sharma, was battling for life on Monday.

Things went horribly wrong for Karan, a TV mechanic, when he was caught with the girl at their regular meeting spot. Luck ran out on him as soon as the girl's father, Kuldeep Singh, who first spotted the couple, called up his brother-in-law Jagdev Singh and nephew Karmjit Singh.

Honour killing: Girlfriend's family sets boy ablaze

AHMEDGARH (SANGRUR): Taking the fight for "honour" to a barbaric high, a 21-year-old boy out on a date with his lover, 18, was burnt alive by the girl's enraged family.

Banga Singh

Chandigarh: After the horrific killing some weeks ago of a pregnant women and her driver-paramour, there has been another case of honour killing.

Ragbir Singh, a farmer killed his teenage daughter in Banga in Nawanshahr district as she had been in love with a distant cousin.

Last week Singh administered insecticide tablets to her while she was sleeping and after she died, he tried to pass it off as a natural death.

He later told the village folk that she had died in sleep and cremated her without much fuss the very same day.

Salwinder Kauer

GAJJUKHERA/BANUR: In yet another case of honour killing, a young couple, who had married in the Punjab and Haryana High Court in February against the wishes of their families, was hacked to death by the girl's brother on Saturday in Patiala district of Punjab. While the boy died soon after the attack, the girl succumbed to her injuries at PGI.

Sources said Salwinder Kaur, a Dalit from Gajjukhera village, had fallen in love with Suresh Kumar, a Khatri boy, of the same village two years back.


HYDERABAD: A man killed his sister on Sunday morning for 'undermining' the family honour by approaching the village sarpanch for amicable settlement of her love affair.

D Jyothi, 20, a resident of Ghanpur in Patancheru, had fallen in love with one Janardhan of the same village. However, her family members were against their affair and warned her to stay away from Janardhan.

Unnamed Girl


Yet another case of honour killing of an unmarried girl in border village Naushera Dhalla has come to light where a family allegedly killed their young daughter (22) and performed her last rites clandestinely.

Police said that this incident occurred last night. When incident was brought in the notice of police, Assistant Sub Inspector Dilbag Singh along with his two subordinates rushed on the sport and tried to stop the cremation but could not do so.

Hetal Ravchaka

In what is being seen as an honour killing, a 19-year-old woman was murdered allegedly by her father and two brothers at Rajpara village in Sihor taluka of Bhavnagar district on Thursday for marrying into a lower caste.

According to the Sihor police, Hetal Ravchaka, the deceased, was stabbed to death by her father Jeta Rathod, while two brothers Raju and Sanjay assisted him in the crime this morning.

Hetal had received severe wounds on the throat and stomach, and was rushed to a local hospital. However, she was declared dead on arrival by the doctors on duty.

Ravinder Kaur

April 12, 2008
Times of India

HOSHIARPUR: Ravinder Kaur, just 18 and in love with Amritpal, hardly got any chance to be with the man she wanted to marry. On Wednesday, when her family left home to attend a neighbour's wedding, she sneaked out and went to meet her 25-year-old lover.

But someone spotted her with Amritpal and the word spread like wildfire in Darga Haeri village, 35 km away from Hoshiarpur. Soon, seething at seeing their Saini girl with a scheduled caste man, Ravinder was dragged home by her relatives and beaten unconscious.

Rekha Govaki

April 22, 2008

An 22 year old girl was beaten and burnt alive by her father and uncle for having fallen in love with someone her family did not approve of.

Rekha was in love with Narasanagowda Patil (22). The families were opposed to the match. Both belonged to the Reddy community. Rekha's parents had sent her to a relative's house, in another village, to keep her away from Patil. On April 22, she returned to her village to meet Patil but told her family she had come to participate in the Ugra Narasimhaswamy Jatra Mahotsava, a village festival.