The cops have arrested the father and booked him under murder charges.
Mumbai : In what is suspected to be yet another instance of honour killing, a girl was brutally hacked to death by her father in Buldhana, in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.
In a heart-wrenching video that is being circulated, the girl, Manisha Hingane, is shown soaked in blood, lying on the floor, breathless, nodding her head as her husband, Ganesh, asks her who killed her. “Baba ne marla, chaku ne marla?” the girl is seen saying just before she died.
The hit Marathi film ‘Sairat’ deals with the problem of honour killing, portraying the Maratha community as the culprit and the villain. This enraged the Marathas, who organised silent morchas across the state to protest such a portrayal.
In the recent incident in Nimkheda, a Dhangar community girl had married a Maratha. It was a love marriage not approved by the Dhangar community. The girl’s father, Balu Hivre, hacked his daughter to death on the tenth day after her wedding.
The cops have arrested the father and booked him under murder charges. The police say this is plain murder and not a case of honour killing. “This is murder and no honour killing,” said Maha Muni, deputy superintendent of police of Nimkheda.
“The girl had gone to Malkapur after marriage, which is 40 km away from her father’s home. After a few days, she returned home but Balu Hivre felt that she had let him down before the community as she had run away to get married,” Maha Muni said.
But Rahul Bondre, the Congress legislator of Buldhana, told Free Press Journal, “This is an honour killing though the police have arrested the father only for murder. It is a very shameful act and I will be meeting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to speak to him on the issue.”