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Three die in India 'honour' killing in Bihar

19 November 2012 

Three die in India 'honour' killing in Bihar

By Amarnath Tewary Patna, Bihar 

Two young children and their father have been killed and their mother injured in an attack in the northern Indian state of Bihar, police say.

Dilaru Bind died along with his daughter, three, and six-month-old son. His wife, Rani, was seriously wounded.

She told police they were attacked by relatives who opposed their marriage.

So-called honour crimes are common in India, where many still prefer arranged marriages within their own caste and love matches are frowned upon.

The couple eloped four years ago but recently returned to their home village in Kaimur district west of Patna.

Reports said Rani's family had been opposed to their marriage and had threatened them in the past. (...)

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