Man beheaded, woman beaten to death in India 'honour killing': Police
NEW DELHI (AFP) - A man was beheaded and his girlfriend beaten to death in an "honour killing" in northern India after they had eloped, the police said on Thursday.
The woman's mother, father and uncle were arrested after the gruesome murders carried out in a village in the state of Haryana on Wednesday, the police said.
The couple were tracked down and brought back to their village in Rohtak district after they fled to the capital of New Delhi, local police chief Anil Kumar said.
The woman, 20, was allegedly beaten to death and then relatives, angry about their decision to leave, turned on her 22-year-old boyfriend, attacking him with sticks, Inspector-General Kumar told AFP.