Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Reverse honour killing: Indian teenager poisons her father and brother... because they disapproved of her boyfriend

A teenage girl has been arrested in India on charges of killing her father and brother who opposed her affair with a lower-caste boy.

According to police, the 14-year-old confessed yesterday to mixing poison with a vegetable curry which she served to her father and younger brother who both died after consuming the dish.

The incident - a reversal of the usual 'honour killing' scenario - occurred on Saturday in Malpur village, 45 miles from Patna, the state capital of Bihar.

The girl's mother, Sunita Devi, told police she survived because she had been ill and refused to eat the food.

'The girl took this extreme step as her family members, including father, brother and mother, were... against her love affair with a boy and her plans to marry him,' senior police officer Upendra Kumar Sinha said. Read More