We have another shocking honor killing. The murder of a couple identified as Asha and Yogesh occurred outside Delhi when the family of Devi took revenge for her marrying a man from a lower caste. Even after his arrest, her uncle Omprakash Saini, proclaimed “I’m not sorry. I would punish them again if given a chance.” The bodies showed signs of torture before they were killed.
Neighbors listened to the couple being tortured and ultimately killed through the night. Only one man tried to intervene and was beaten. He said that he heard Asha begging them to spare her husband, saying “Kill me, but please don’t hurt him.”
Her father and uncle were arrested and the police are seeking others.
Some of those interviewed had a curious view of the injustice. The mother, Meera Devi, insisted “[i]f they wanted to kill their daughter, that’s okay. But they shouldn’t have killed our boy.”
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