Teens poisoned to save ‘honour’

Chandigarh, July 4: Two more teenagers were poisoned to death early on Sunday morning in Haryana’s Fatehabad district adding to the growing list of honour killings in the caste and tradition-bound state.

The bodies of Shyam and Reena — both in their late teens — were discovered in Smain village with pesticide pills scattered all around.

Police officials investigating the incident said while it was too early to be conclusive, they were actively probing the possibility that the youngsters were killed for honour.

The station house officer, Mr Madan Lal, told reporters the couple was in love and had wanted to marry but the alliance was opposed by their families.

“We have had the crime scene thoroughly examined by forensic experts and are also questioning relatives of both the girl and the boy,” said the police official, adding that things would become clearer after autopsy reports come in.

Shyam and Reena’s bodies have been sent to the civil hospital at Fatehabad for postmortem examinations.

May have discovered the honour killing capital of the world.

Tags: hindu, honor killing, india, muslim

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Police officials investigating the incident said while it was too early to be conclusive, they were actively probing the possibility that the youngsters were killed for honour.

They're so reluctant to call it an honor killing. I mean how prejudiced is that to think every time a Muslim man kills his daughters, wife, or sister for sexual behavior, that it's an honor killing.
Like Christopher Hitchens says, religion poisons everything.

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