|Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 07:19 am: ||
May 16, 2011
Muslim mothers in India charged in 'honor killings' for strangling daughters who married Hindu men
Two Muslim mothers in India were arrested and accused of killing their daughters for dishonoring their families for running off with Hindu men, authorities said. Newlyweds Zahida, 19, and Husna, 26, who were neighbors, were strangled on Wednesday night when they returned home after marrying men their mothers didn't approve of, cops said.
The mothers allegedly helped each other choke their daughters. "We killed them because they brought shame to our community," Khatun, one of the mothers who uses one name, told the Indian Express newspaper after her arrest on Friday.
"How could they elope with Hindus? They deserved to die. We have no remorse," she said...