Father stones his 19-year-old daughter to death because she fell in love with a boy from another tribe (video)By Mason White 3:29 PM January 15, 2015
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A father and son were arrested on charges of murder in connection with the stoning of a teen who fell in love with a boy from a nearby city, police in India said.
Uttar Pradesh Police said that 19-year-old Pratibha Khan, was stoned to death by her father and brother as part of an honor killing.
65-year-old Jagpal Khan and 36-year-old Pradeep Khan, said that they had no choice but the kill the woman in order to clean the name of the family, which got dirty when Pratibha Khan fell in love with a boy from another tribe.
According to the police investigation, Pratibha Khan was abducted from her home by her father and brother before being hit with bricks and strangled to death.
The remains of the teen were found by her friends in the fields near her home. Police arrested the father and son on suspicion of carrying out the honor killing.
At first, the two denied the allegations, saying that the teen’s lover probably killed her.
However, when they were questioned separately, they admitted to killing the teen because she dated a boy outside her tribe.