“Tauji…” she sobbed.
“Sarpanchji…please” he groveled.
The old man shot him a disgusted look and turned towards his lover, the girl.
She was his favourite child.
“Let them go from the village” he nodded at his men.
Times have changed.
They don’t kill people just like that anymore – They… do it secretly.
This 55 fiction format story is written by Mani Padma.
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Honour killings – where men and women are killed by their kin or members of their caste for defying traditions are rampant in western parts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana.
The violence is committed in the name of saving the honour of the community, caste or family. However, there is no data of such killings as their records are not kept separately.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that the annual worldwide total of honor-killing victims may be as high as 5,000. It could be more too since most cases are unreported.