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Man beheads sister for marrying outside caste

Brother allegedly beheaded the 19-year-old after parents opposed her outside-caste marriage.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2006 17:11 IST

The elder brother of a 19-year-old girl allegedly beheaded her while she was asleep at a hospital in Meerut, the police said.

She and her lover had eloped on December 10 and returnedsix days laterafter getting married, which was opposed by her parents, they said.

The girl, Nargis, was undergoing treatment at Meerut Medical College Hospital for stab wounds after her brother Naushad attacked her on December 16 for marrying outside the caste, they said.

A panchayat also tried to pressurise the couple but they refused to be swayed.

Naushadon Sundaynight went to the women's ward and beheaded her while she was asleep and has since been absconding, they said.

First Published: Jan 02, 2006 17:11 IST