Honour and shame

Print edition : June 10, 2016

Jayaram's mother, Nagamma, at her home in Chandravadi village, Mysuru district. On April 11, Madhu Kumari was killed for wanting to get married to Jayaram. Photo: Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed

Monica, 19, who was killed allegedly by her father in Mandya on April 3 for eloping with a Dalit boy.

State Crime Records Bureau statistics show that Karnataka has had 13 “honour killings” since 2011, an indication of hardening social identities. There has yet to be a conviction in an honour killing case.
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