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 Post subject: Indian village proud after double "honor killing"
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 5:33 am 
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This another one of those shocking and sad stories about young people being killed because they don't conform to traditional religious beliefs:


[url=http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSDEL29449420080516]Indian village proud after double "honor killing"
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BALLA, India (Reuters) - Five armed men burst into the small room and courtyard at dawn, just as 21-year-old, 22-week pregnant, Sunita was drying her face on a towel.

They punched and kicked her stomach as she called out for her sleeping boyfriend "Jassa", 22-year-old Jasbir Singh, witnesses said. When he woke, both were dragged into waiting cars, driven away and strangled.

Their bodies, half-stripped, were laid out on the dirt outside Sunita's father's house for all to see, a sign that the family's "honor" had been restored by her cold-blooded murder.

A week later, the village of Balla, just a couple of hours drive from India's capital New Delhi, stands united behind the act, proud, defiant almost to a man
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