The youth, who has been identified as 29-year-old Mehtab Alam, beheaded 22-year-old Nilofer Biwi in full public view.
Police sources said Nilofer had married Akbar, a local businessman, eight years ago. A mother of two children — six-year-old son and a four-year-old daughter — Nilofer left her husband’s house a month ago to stay with her father. On November 28, she went missing and the family lodged a complaint with the police. Later, Nilofer’s brother Mehtab, a garment trader in the area, came to know that his sister had eloped with a local rickshaw puller, Firoz.
On Friday, an angry Mehtab reached Firoz’s house. There he came to know that Firoz had taken shelter at his brother’s house along with Nilofer since they apprehended trouble from her family. Carrying a sword in his hand, Mehtab reached the house where Nilofer was staying. Firoz and his brother were not present at the house. Mehtab dragged Nilofer out of the house as the crowd gathered. When Firoz’s sister-in-law, Saboo, tried to resist Mehtab, he chopped off her hand. Mehtab then beheaded her sister. With the severed head in his hand, Mehtab started walking through the crowded streets to the police station, a kilometre away. He reportedly warned the people not to “disturb him”.
As he reached Nadial police station, Mehtab was immediately arrested. He told police that he did not regret his act.
“Mehtab told us that he is feeling proud that he has given justice to his family. He told us his sister played with the honour of his family and he has punished her. He also said he was not scared of punishment,” said a senior police officer.
if he beleives that he's done the right thing, then its only half done since he should also have killed the male rickshaw puller.
oh my god
Strange are the ways of the traditional Hindu society , women are bequeathed with the responsibility of family honour ,while men indulge in immoral acts shamelessly and yet that does not affect the so called family honour .
He should also be punished for getting his sis married at a tender age - 14 years. That's illegal.
In war, when a soldier kills opponents, he is rewarded with medal. In this case brother killed sister to protect family name. As on date our law doesn't allow honour killing. Waiting for Judges comments, verdict is known.