Mothers kill daughters all for ‘honour’



Lucknow: In yet another case of dishonour killing, two Muslim girls were killed allegedly by their mothers for eloping with Hindu youths in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh.

Teenaged Zahida and Husna, aged 26, both residents of Mughalpura, were tied with the cots and allegedly strangulated by their mothers on Thursday night, police said.

Husna and 19-year-old Zahida recently eloped with two Bihari youths and married them, they said.

The two girls came back to their locality on May 10 and approached police for security.

However, their mothers gave some undertakings in this regard and the two girls were sent back to their homes by administration officials.

"The two girls had been killed by their mothers along with a woman," SP Pritinder Singh said.

Both Khatoon and Subrato, mothers of Zhadia and Husna respectively, had been arrested.

"It is suspected that a few more people may be involved in the killing and the case is being investigated," the SP said.

PTI