Delhi honour killing a family issue: Sheila Dikshit

Delhi CM condemned honour killing in the Capital but said she couldn`t do anything about it.

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
on Wednesday termed as "very disturbing scenario" the incidents of
`honour killing` in the national capital and in the same breath added that it was a family’s internal issue.

Condemning the incidents, Dikshit said there was a
need for raising awareness against the menace.
"I condemn the incidents. This is a very depressing
scenario and one feel extremely pained. It is so upsetting...
we have never heard of it," she said.

She also added that this was an internal issue of the family and police men could not be stationed in every house.

Dikshit asked the police to be "alert" and said such matters should be dealt with "promptness".

"I personally, and through the media, request that the Delhi Police should remain alert and such matters should be dealt with promptness," Dikshit told reporters here.

The Chief Minister also termed such incidents as "disturbing", saying: "I am very concerned and worried. This is plain and simple murder, there is no honour in it.” Awareness and stringent punishment to the
guilty could be the solution to ensure that such incidents do
not happen, she added.

The CM, however, refused to comment on the issue of Khap panchayats.
In a suspected honour killing case, a couple and one
of their relatives were killed by family members in the
capital for marrying in another caste.

Family members allegedly murdered Monica along with
her husband Kuldeep on Sunday, while body of 22-year-old
Shobha, a cousin of Monica who too had eloped with a man
belonging to a different caste, was found on Monday.

The family members today justified the killing in the name of society honour.

In another case of honour killing, a 19-year-old girl
and her boyfriend were brutally tortured and electrocuted to
death in Swaroop Nagar area of the city last week for wanting
to marry against the wishes of her family.

-Agencies inputs

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