Bhubaneshwar honour killing: Parents burn their daughter to death.

Cases of honor killing are no more confined to Haryana. The practice of killing women and girls in the garb of saving honor of the family is being experienced in other cities also.

 

 Image

On Friday, an 18-year-old girl was allegedly burnt to death by her parents at Balakati on the outskirts of Bhubaneshwar. The victim identified as Umabharati Mallick wanted to marry a youth, identified as Nigamananda Mallick, of her choice. The parents were against the relationship.

 

Police reports reveal that it was the first such case in the state in recent times.

 

The victim’s parents have been arrested.

 

Police reports further revealed the scenes leading to the victim’s death. While the girl’s father had caught hold of her hands and legs, her mother gagged her mouth. She was then doused with kerosene and set on fire.

 

Two months ago, both Umabharati and Nigamananda had run away from their native place in Balasore district and stayed at Balakati. The victim’s parents who were unhappy over the incident met the duo and assured that they would be properly married off as per rituals and customs.

 

They then sent Nigamananda to the market place on the pretext of hiring an auto-rickshaw. When he left home, the couple forced their daughter to snap all ties with him. When she refused, they killed her.

 

A neighbor who saw smoke coming out of the house tried to enter the house, where the victim’s father tried to stop him. He forcibly entered and saw the girl burning. He attempted to save the victim by putting water on her and then informed the police and other locals.

 

During interrogation, the accused told police they had planned to escape after killing their daughter and implicate Nigamananda in the murder case.

 

 

For More On Sports updates, International breaking news, National news, Bollywood News visit: http://daily.bhaskar.com/  .For More News Follow us On Twitter  and Facebook.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s