In a shocking event, a father and son duo were found guilty of ‘dishourable’ killing of daughter/sister on finding her pregnant.
I personally don’t like the word ‘honour killing’.
The law should punish them for 2 crimes: 1. for killing the girl and 2. for killing the unborn child. This legislation is in effect in USA. I have written about it earlier.
I hope that judges, students of Law Schools and law-makers take not of this additional important issue.
Father, son convicted for honour killing of minor girl (daughter/sister)
Jan 23, 2009
Chandigarh Within six months of the crime and in just three hearings since the framing of charges, a lower court has convicted the father and brother of a girl whom they had killed after finding her pregnant. On Thursday, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Raj Rahul Garg held Jaswant Singh (45) and Sunil (21) guilty of the gruesome murder of 17-year-old Promila in Kajheri village in July 2008. The unmarried girl was five-month pregnant.
The quantum of sentence will be announced on January 24.
According to the prosecution, the two had first strangulated Promila and then bludgeoned her with a stone. They had also poured acid on her face and tore off her clothes to suggest rape, which was ruled out by her medical reports.