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Honour Killing - Will you murder your daughter for this?

Viewed 678 times 2013-11-27 16:52 |Personal category:Life Story|System category:News| Honour, Killing

Indian dentist couple convicted of killing teenage daughter and domestic help.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/11/indian-couple-set-be-sentenced-murders-201311265303585308.html

Dentist couple, well educated, modern but so backward in thinking. Killed their 13 years old daughter caught in a compromising position with their house helper. They call it Honour Killing.

 

Will they do the same if it is their son caught in the same situation with their helper?

Would it be different if it is not their helper but a professional lawyer or accountant?

Is the daughter something to be removed if it does not fit their family image?

How does a father who brought up a daughter for 13 years can so coldly use a knife to (said to be professionally done) slit the her throat? 

Is the father-daughter bond so thin that it can so easily be sliced with a knife.

The prosecutor asked for death penalty but the judge think a life sentence is good enough. Does the Judge think the same?

 

What does the case says about human values, the judicial system and the value of women in the society?

 

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