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Couple killed, man beheaded in India ‘honor killing’

A man was beheaded and his girlfriend beaten to death in an “honour killing” in northern India after they eloped, police said Thursday. The woman’s mother, father and uncle were arrested after the gruesome murders carried out in a village in the state of Haryana on Wednesday, police said. The…

Top Indian court urges ‘honour killing’ crackdown

NEW DELHI — India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday told state governments to “ruthlessly” stamp out so-called honour killings and warned that officials who fail to deal with the practice would be prosecuted. India has seen a recent upsurge in such crimes, which mainly involve young couples who marry outside their…

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