An Indian young girl was beaten to death by her own family and her boyfriend was publically beheaded as her family did not approve of their relationship.
20-year-old Nidhi Barak and her 23-year-old boyfriend Dharmender Barak were allegedly tortured and beaten to death in public view. They were tortured for hours before the woman’s family beat her to death. Later they beheaded the boy after breaking his arms and legs and threw his body in front of his house.
Nidhi was a fine arts student and Dharmender was pursuing a diploma in information technology. Both belonged to the Jat community and wanted to get married. But apparently marriages within the same village and community are not allowed because of traditional caste rules in parts of Northern India.
The young couple ran away from their village to get married but the woman’s family convinced them to return back, promising that they wouldn’t harm them. But later they were killed.
Police have arrested all the members of the family involved in this horrible case of honor killing and the bodies of the unfortunate couple have been sent for postmortem.
Hundreds of people every year are killed in the name of ‘honor’ in the country for falling in love and for choosing their life partners. India's Supreme Court in 2010 called these honor killings a barbaric ‘slur’ on the nation and announced that death penalty should be given to those found guilty in such horrible crimes.