Man beheads sister, walks to police station with her head - Kolkata

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    I thought honour killings were not prevalent in West Bengal.

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    Five days after a young woman was beheaded by her brother in Nadial in south-west Kolkata for an alleged extra-marital affair, the state women's commission has decided to take suo motu cognisance of the honour killing and asked the police to submit a report within a fortnight.

    On Friday, Mehtab Alam (29) had dragged his sister Nilofer Biwi (22) to a public street and hacked her head off with a butcher's knife. Alam had then walked with the head to the Nadial police station and surrendered. According to his statement, he had chopped off Nilofer's head because she had run off with her lover Firoz, sullying the family's honour and reputation in the locality. Nilofar was married for eight years and had two children.


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    The horrific nature of the incident apart, what shocked everyone is that no one intervened when Alam beheaded Nilofer on Abdul Khalil Road or tried to apprehend him when he walked with the decapitated head. Alam, too, did not show any remorse after the murder. Worse still, his family or neighbours supported his act and claimed they were proud of him. They felt the act of beheading Nilofer had brought dignity back to the family. "The family justifies the killing in the name of pride and honour. But a person's life is above all that," added Mukherjee.

    "Once we get the investigation report, we will convene a meeting with the concerned authorities and take strong and necessary steps to avoid recurrence of such incidents," said Mukherjee. The commission will also visit Saboo, Firoz's sister-in-law, who was severely hurt while trying to save Nilofar, and provide medical assistance.

    In the police custody, too, Mehtab Alam showed no regret. When presented before the Alipore court on Saturday, he waved at relatives and walked with obvious pride.

    Women's body seeks honour killing report - The Times of India
     
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    Is the video for real ? I mean seriously ?

    :puke: :scared:
     
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    Well the name of the police station is visible in the video. That means it is the real stuff. :sad:
     
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    Honor kill? Incredible. How can a 22 years old married 8 years? which city give them the license? Alam sounds like a muslim, any caste issue involved?
     
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    Alam is indeed a Muslim, and personally I doubt if any "caste issue" is involved here.
     
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    There is no caste issue. The guy got angry as his sister had left her husband and children and went to live with her lover. Age specified in the report is not right I think.
     
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    extra marital affairs are on a huge rise
     
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    In islam, it is alleged, there is no minimum age of marriage.

    Typical ignorance. If it is India, there has to be a caste issue. Not to say that muslims do not have castes.

    Without telling from his dress he is a muslim. Though the news gives his name too, which is muslim.
     
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    Da fuq ?

    OT : How do they do honor killings in the Northern part..they shoot or they stab ? Just curious.
     
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    KS, a good topic. How honour killing is done muslims [including globally], jats, yadavs, SC/ST etc.
     
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    apparently, not among bengali Hindus. Muslims, whether bengali or otherwise, a very little segment in WB is properly educated given the rise of madrasas. so bengali hindus have to share the blame, but is helpless when this sort of incident smears our name too.
     
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    Where is an extra marital affair mentioned?
     
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    The first line of the article.
     
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    What is happning to my countrymen, he surely not insane, since he knew that he has done wrong so he went to police, this case doe not come under insanity. Legal insanity is different from medical insanity.
    Something is confusing, she was 22 and married for 8 years, that will put her age at the time of marriage as 14. That is illegal in India.
     
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    Heartless "brother"...
     
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    I am from Kolkata... the only fatal violence we have here are between political parties... and over petty issues in uneducated, overpopulated slums.

    Not sure, but i guess this is the first instance of "honor killing" in the state... In WB, cast is an issue only a few far flung villages.
     
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    In Kolkata and its near about places (I don't know about north bengal) casteism only comes up when two groups - most of the times groups of friends - argues pros and cons of reservation. Other times, who gives a damn?!

    I have personal experience of inter-caste marriage (brahmin with SC), and not even a crease on anyone's forehead. I doubt there are many states in India where there wouldn't a few frowns at least.
     
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    Leave the brother just think What the innocent husband and children(if any) has to go through
     
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