A woman was reportedly brutally murdered by her own brother and mother in a so-called “honour-killing”, after she eloped and married her college sweetheart in India.
According to a report by the Daily Mail, the 17-year-old suspect, Sanjay Mote, allegedly decapitated his elder sister, Kirti Thore, 19, in the kitchen of her home in the western state of Maharashtra.
Prior to the incident, it was reported that Sanjay, along with his mother, Shobhabai Mote had gone to Kirti’s husband’s house in Ladgaon village in Vaijapur. At the time, she was preparing tea for her brother and mother in the kitchen.
Things took a dramatic turn when the teenager attacked his sister who was two months pregnant, from behind. Sanjay beheaded the victim using a sickle, while her mother grabbed her legs. According to the police, the duo also allegedly took selfies with Kirti’s severed head and showed it to their neighbours!
“The boy seems to have taken inspiration from a Marathi movie. He beheaded his sister in the kitchen while she was preparing tea for him and his mother. After that, he and the mother took a selfie with the head,” Superintendent of Police Nimit Goyal told Times of India.
Kirti’s husband, identified as Avinash, was at home when the incident took place. “Her husband, who was ill, was lying in the house. He woke up hearing the sound of falling utensils and rushed to the kitchen,” police official Kailash Prajapati revealed to the press. “The woman’s brother tried to kill him too but he escaped. Later, the brother came out of the house with her head in his hand.” The mother-son duo eventually surrendered themselves at the police station and are now under arrest.
According to BBC Marathi, the late Kirti had eloped with her husband back in June. It is believed that her family disapproved of the couple’s relationship, because the latter came from a poor family.