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Honour crime: 24 year old woman killed by her relatives

Honour crime: 24 year old woman killed by her relatives

A young woman, Sarla Mali aged 24 years old, was assassinated on Thursday, by her family, who were apparently unhappy with her for marrying with a man from another community.

The victim’s father was arrested in connection of the incident while the mother and the son ran away. Sarla married Pankaj Mali, who belongs to another community and since then, her family distanced themselves from her.

The murder of Sarla is an act of premeditation and had been identified as an honour killing case. Her brother brought her home on Wednesday from the nearby village under the pretext that her mother is ill. The victim was killed with a tool used to cut sugarcane plants.

The police launched a search for the absconding family members and are trying to ascertain the role of each member.

A murder case under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered in this incident.