Indian Man Beheads Daughter With Sword In Rage Over Her Lifestyle, Police Say

By: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran

(CBS/AP) JAIPUR, India - Police say a man chopped off his daughter's head with a sword and then paraded it through his village before surrendering to authorities in western India. He allegedly did this because he was upset over his daughter's lifestyle.

Marble miner Ogad Singh's 20-year-old daughter had been living with her parents in the Rajasthani village of Dungarji after leaving her husband two years ago.

Police Superintendent Umesh Ojha says Singh was upset by his daughter having affairs with men and became enraged when she eloped with one of them two weeks ago.

Ojha says Singh forced her to return home Sunday and beheaded her Monday with a sword.

Rapidly modernizing India faces increasing social clashes as youths resist traditions like arranged marriage or limits on women by venturing outside their parents' or husbands' homes.


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