Saali ko honour ke liye maar daala, tukde tukde kar diye

murderAngry that her ‘liberal outlook’ towards life was hurting his family’s “honour”, a man allegedly murdered his sister-in-law and chopped off her head and hands in outer Delhi’s Rohini on Friday night.
The man then wrapped the severed head and hands, and the knife used to commit the crime, in the woman’s saree before throwing the bundle in a tempo that was passing by. The body parts are yet to be recovered even as the alleged killer, identified as Rama Shankar (35), surrendered before the police on Saturday afternoon.
“Rama Shankar said that he did not want to hide his crime as he felt that he did the right thing. He bore extreme hatred towards the woman,” said an interrogator. “The woman’s husband was unaware of the murder even though he too objected to her bold lifestyle,” he added.
A native of Uttar Pradesh, the 31-year-old victim, Kalawati, lived with her family in Rohini’s Vijay Vihar. Her family comprised her husband Fuggi Lal, a daughter aged 16, a 14-year-old son and her brother-in-law’s family. The two brothers drove e-rickshaws, while Kalawati worked in a manufacturing unit for plastic products in the neighbourhood.
According to Rishi Pal, DCP (Rohini), the two brothers were opposed to Kalawati’s lifestyle. “The woman’s elder brother-in-law would even suspect her of having illicit affairs,” said the DCP.
According to interrogators, Shankar’s suspicion arose from Kalawati’s “lack of hesitation” in speaking to other men. “The two brothers would also object to her sense of dressing and the fact that she returned home later than they would have liked. This resulted in frequent quarrels in the household,” said an investigator.

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