SWAT: The women was travelling in a rickshaw when unknown persons riding a motorbike arrived and shot the woman.
She died on the spot. Police could only confirm that it was the case of ‘honour killing’, adding they were further investigating it.
The law against the “honour killing” was approved during the joint sitting of the Parliament on October 6, 2016. Under the bill titled ‘The Anti-Honour Killing Laws (Criminal Amendment Bill) 2015’ stated that killing relatives of the victim would only be able to pardon the killer if he is sentenced to capital punishment.
However, the culprit would still face a mandatory life sentence of twelve-and-a-half years.
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17 November, 2019