Ayushi Murder Case: What does the law say on honour killing?

Publish Date: 24 Nov, 2022 |

Sensational incident of Mathura in which a father killed his own daughter.  On going to the bottom of the matter, it was found that it is a case of honor killing. The body of Ayushi was found in a bag along the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura district. In the case, the police have detained the father of the deceased.

Father confessed to murder

The dead body belonged to Ayushi Yadav (21) daughter of Nitesh Yadav of village Modband, Delhi. The father broke down in the late night police interrogation. According to police sources, the father confessed that he had shot and killed his only daughter (Honor killing in Mathura) for the sake of Aan. This murder was done on the afternoon of 17th November. After this, the dead body was thrown on the service road of Yamuna Expressway by bringing it in his own car at night. Sources tell that Ayushi had gone somewhere without telling her, the father lost his temper as soon as she came home. Earlier on Sunday late evening, mother Brajbala and brother Ayush reached the post-mortem house and identified the dead body.

What is honour killing law?

Honor crimes, as documented in the Legal Commission of India Report No. 242 on Honor Crimes, are mostly acts of violence against people who marry outside their caste or religion despite family objections. The current law dealing with honor crimes falls under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, which deals with atrocities against Dalits and Adivasi. However, such crimes are mainly tried under the Indian Penal Code, in particular Sections 107-11 (Incitement to Murder), Sections 120A and 120B, Sections 299-304 (Murder and Manslaughter), and Sections 307-308. increase.


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