Muslim Moms Kill Daughters for Marrying Hindus

'They brought shame to our community,' says killer mother
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 16, 2011 3:40 AM CDT
Updated May 16, 2011 5:25 AM CDT
Two Muslim moms have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh in India after they admitted killing their daughters for marrying Hindu men.   (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

(Newser) – The lives of two more daughters have ended in honor killings—but this time at the hands of their mothers, not fathers. Two Muslim women in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh helped each other use ropes to choke the life from their daughters after the two young women returned home after marrying Hindu men, said police. "We killed them because they brought shame to our community," one of the moms told the Indian Express. "How could they elope with Hindus? They deserved to die. We have no remorse."

Both young women, ages 19 and 26, sought protection from police, but authorities sent them home to make peace with their families. The elder sister of one of the dead women awoke to find her mother sitting next to the corpse of her sibling, and ran to fetch police. It's uncertain what penalty the mothers will face. Click for more on the case. (Read more honor killings stories.)

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