Indian Man Chops off daughter’s head, citing her ‘indecent behavior’

Indian Man Chops off daughter’s head, citing her ‘indecent behavior’


Police in the northern India state of Rajasthan say they were stunned when a man showed up at a police outpost holding a bloody human head in one hand and a sword in another.

The head was that of the man’s daughter, chopped off because of her “indecent behavior,” Umesh Ojha, deputy superintendent of the district police, told CNN.

Investigators say the man, Oghad Singh, had paraded the head through the village on his way to the police station.

Singh’s daughter, Manju Kunwar, was in her 20s and was living with her parents after divorcing her husband two years ago. Her father accused her of acting indecently with other men.


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Authorities say Kunwar’s mother is a farmer who was working in the fields at the time and was too distraught to talk. Singh works in a marble quarry.

The beheading happened on Tuesday in Dengar Ka Guda, a village in Rajsamand District about 400 kilometers, or 250 miles, from Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan.

Kunwar’s head and the rest of her body were cremated according to Hindu tradition, police said.

India is filled with extremes on many levels, including how women are treated. In India women hold some of the highest positions in society, from company CEOs to the president and speaker of the House, but this case highlights another side of India, one in which women still suffer the consequences of long-held traditions that govern their behavior in Indian society.

This month India topped the Thomson Reuters Foundation poll as the worst place to be a woman among the top 19 economies in the world. The foundation cited abuse, killings and discrimination on a scale unparalleled in the other developed nations.

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4 thoughts on “Indian Man Chops off daughter’s head, citing her ‘indecent behavior’

  1. This is appalling – good job for giving this story more prominence. These honour killings have been a huge problem for a long time, and are even increasing in countries such as the UK with large populations of Indian and Pakistani descent (not to suggest that the vast majority would ever condone such a practice, of course).


    • Its not that much common among in Pakistanis in Pakistan, but india do have this due to their believes and some hindu traditions. I would say if you study the islamic culture rather than the tradition of clans you may have better understanding that Pakistan is an Islamic repulic and due to the hindu tradions in some tribes their may be some incidents but in india it is happening Live so as abortion is very common procedure in western countries which is also is killing a child and I think denying that it is a planned execution of a child would be an evil act.


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