30/08/2017 1:41 PM IST | Updated 30/08/2017 1:46 PM IST

In Delhi, Man Beheads Sister-In-Law For Being 'Liberal' And Earning More: Report


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In a horrific incident in the capital city, a man allegedly murdered his sister-in-law and chopped off her head and hands because he felt she was hurting the family's 'hounour' with her 'liberal outlook', reports Hindustan Times.

On Saturday afternoon, Rama Shankar called the police and confessed to the murder.

He had killed his sister-in-law in outer Delhi's Rohini on Friday night.

The victim's 17-year-old Sanjana told HT that her uncle was jealous of their family. "Our family was earning more than him. He did not like it. He had even demanded Rs 1 lakh from my mother. He threatened her when she refused," she said.

A native of Uttar Pradesh, the 31-year-old victim, Kalawati, lived with her family in Rohini's Vijay Vihar with her husband and three children. She worked in a manufacturing unit close to her house. Her husband works as an e-rickshaw driver.

Kalawati's daughter told reporters that her uncle, who is a scrap dealer, were creating problems for the family because her mother was financially independent.

During interrogation, accused Rama Shankar told police that he suspected Kalawati of having illicit relationships with men in the locality.

"He told us that when her husband would leave home for work, she would meet other men in the locality. When she continued with the meetings, he decided to kill her," a police officer told Indian Express.

The deceased was found in a putrefied condition, with her hands and head missing. The body parts are still missing and a police team is scouring the area nearby to recover them.

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