Shafiq R Khan


Honour killing claims another life, now in Kashmir!

HONOUR KILLING has unfortunately claimed another life. This time from the militancy infested vale of Kashmir.

A resident of Anantnag district in Kashmir valley has been accused of killing his daughter, who wanted to marry against the wishes of her father. Her death was earlier considered "due to an accident’’ but the killing by father was confirmed only on June 8.
On June 4, a 28 year old schoolteacher, Ruby Jan D/o Abdul Rehman Hajjam of Sehpora, Dooru (Anantnag) was admitted to SMHS Hospital Srinagar with a deep stab wound in her abdomen .
Her attendants had told doctors that the unmarried women had fallen from a height and sustained injuries. Ruby had succumbed to her injuries on the same day. Her last rites were carried out under suspicious circumstances as she was hurriedly buried in a bid to hush up the real cause of death. Police Station Dooru had taken a cognizance of the matter after registering a case under Section 174 of the Ranbir Penal Code ( RPC). However, the rumours were agog that Ruby had no accidental death but was allegedly killed by her father Abdul Rehman. This forced the police to re-investigate the matter. During interrogation, Ruby’s father had confessed having killed his daughter.
On June 8, Police exhumed the body of Ruby under the orders and supervision of an executive magistrate and got the post mortem done by a team of doctors.
Police sources said that Ruby Jan had been stabbed to death by none other than her father Abdul Rehman, a barber by profession who was against Ruby’s wishes of marrying a man of her choice. Since the so-called honour of father was at stake, he must have resorted to this extreme step, the sources said.
Now a fresh case under section 302 RPC has been registered in police station Dooru, the sources added.
(Rajesh bhatt reported on meri news)

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