15 May '11, 8am

Mothers kill 2 young Muslim brides in northern India for eloping with Hindu lovers

NEW DELHI - POLICE say two Muslim mothers in a northern Indian town have killed their daughters for allegedly dishonouring the family by eloping with Hindu men. Anil Kumar Kusan, a police officer, says the two young women were strangled by their mothers when they returned home after getting married to men of their choice. The girls were neighbors in Baghpat, a small town in northern India, when they fell in love with two construction workers. They eloped and got married last week before returning home to make peace with their families, Mr Kusan said on Sunday. The mothers were unrepentant, saying the girls had brought shame and dishonour to their families. This week, India's Supreme Court ordered the death penalty for those involved in honour killings. -- AP

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