INDIA: NASHIK MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH IN HONOUR KILLING CASE
June 19, 2017:
In a landmark judgment related to "honour killing", the Nashik district sessions court sentenced a man to death for killing his pregnant daughter in 2013 because she had married outside their caste. (Sources: TNN, 20/06/2017)
Public prosecutor Purnima Naik said the court of Suchitra Ghodke gave the capital punishment to Eknath Kumbharkar for murdering his 18-year-old pregnant daughter Pramila Kamble.
"The court described the incident as falling in the rarest of rare category," said Naik. "There were 10 witnesses in the case, none of whom turned hostile. He said this is perhaps the first time that a city court has pronounced the death penalty for an honour killing in Nashik district."