Monday, June 18, 2012

Dad beheads daughter for "indecent behavior" (Dungarji, India)

Dad is identified as OGAD SINGH.

Horror In India: Father Beheads Daughter For ‘Indecent Behavior’

By Palash R. Ghosh

June 18, 2012 4:25 PM EDT

In a particularly gruesome case of honor killing, a man in northern India has beheaded his daughter for her “indecent behavior.”
While India is modernizing at a rapid pace, traditional values regarding the proper behavior of women and arranged marriages remain unchanged among hundreds of millions, especially in rural areas.

Ogad Singh, a marble miner living in the village of Dungarji in Rajasthan state, murdered his daughter Manju Kunwar with a sword before surrendering to the police.

Singh reportedly carried his daughter’s bloody head to shocked local authorities and confessed to the murder. The father even paraded the head to others in his village before taking it to the police station.

Kunwar, 20 years old, was living with her parents after divorcing her husband two years ago. Her father apparently went off the deep end after the girl engaged in a series of relationships with other men and then eloped with a new man two weeks ago.

After forcing her to return home on Sunday, he decapitated her on Monday.