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Indian-origin woman killed by husband in Canada

Last Updated: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 18:35

Toronto: In a suspected case of honour
killing in Canada, an Indian-origin woman working with a
English/Punjabi newspaper was butchered with a meat cleaver
allegedly by her husband on the outskirts of Vancouver.

Police have identified the victim as Ravinder Kaur
Bhangu, 24, who worked as an administrative assistant at the
weekly newspaper `Sach Di Awaaz` in Surrey, the Vancouver Sun

She was killed by her husband Sunny Bhangu yesterday,
journalist Sukhminder Cheema said, relating the incident from
a source who witnessed the gory attack.

"The guy came to the newspaper office and suddenly
pulled out a meat cleaver..., then he stabbed her with the
meat cleaver," said Cheema. "She died on the spot."

Police arrested the 26-year-old suspect from the scene
and took him into custody.

Ravinder had told friends of marital problems and
moved in with her aunt two or three months ago, according to
several friends who spoke with the Vancouver Sun.

"You can say that it was an honour killing," said
Cheema. "So far nobody has heard that she had a boyfriend, or
anything like that. Maybe he was angry because she left him."


First Published: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 18:35
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