In what seems yet another case of honour killing, a 23-year-old woman was hacked to death on Thursday in Madhya Pradesh by her father and brothers for marrying against their wishes.
Seriously injured, Binu’s husband Jitendra Parmar, 26, was presumed dead by the attackers. The couple has a seven-month-old son.
Unhappy over their marriage a year ago, Binu’s Rajput family had threatened Parmar, who belonged to a family of tailors. He had even filed a complaint with the police, who then brokered truce.
On Thursday evening, Jitendra was sitting at his kiosk in Barod town of Shajapur district when Binu’s father Sardar Singh, her three brothers and two others attacked Jitendra with swords and knives.
“When I tried to save Jitendra, they chased me away,” said Jitendra’s relative Rahul Parmar. Leaving him for dead, they were about to go when Binu came rushing to the spot. “They then attacked her too, killing her almost instantly,” said Rahul.
Jitendra’s father Kanyalal Parmar, 56, was also hurt in the attack. “We have registered a case and will arrest the accused soon,” said superintendent of police Bhagvat Singh Virde.