Honour killing takes another life; boy brutally murdered in West Bengal

| Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 19:03
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The couple were in a relationship since a long-time but the parents were not in favour of their relationship

Kolkata: Here is another example of how honour killing has become rampant in India in recent times. 
An incident of gruesome honour killing has emerged from the Haldia district in East Midnapore, West Bengal, where the parents of a class 12 girl, killed her beau.
The couple were in a relationship since a long-time but the parents were not in favour of their relationship. 
(Also Read: Honour killing: Man killed in Tamil Nadu for inter-caste marriage)
As per sources, the boy was called over to the girl’s residence where the parents of the girl brutally murdered him by strangling his throat and then slitting it. His body was later dumped in the bushes. 
As for now, the accused have been arrested and have confessed to their crime.

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Brutal honour killing

Although the accused have confessed to the murder and there is plenty of hard evidence, the trial may not start for a couple of years. In the meantime, much time will be spent in taking the statements of the accused and witnesses. Then, bail proceedings will start in trial court, high court and the supreme court in that order: to decide if the accused should be awarded bail. The bail question would take a year or two to decide. Following that, a jurisdictional case will commence - to decide which court system has the proper authority to try the case. Finally, after two or three years the trial may start; and immediately, there will be a series of adjournments - for no specific reason. Later, there will be more adjournments = this time for specific reasons: for example, the police will claim that they did not have enough time to prepare a case; the defence will demand more time to prepare their case. Thus, another year will go by. In the fourth year when the trial actually starts, the defence will immediately point out that witness statements are not in order, because they have not been endorsed by a magistrate. By this time it will become clear that the prosecution case has no chance of success. It's time to demand the famed CBI probe. After all this hassle, the trial may actually start - only to discover some of the witnesses are not easily available. All I can say is - Good Luck for justice!

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