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22-year-old woman kills her husband with a hammer because she hated his dark skin

By Mason White 2:47 PM April 26, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A woman was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing her husband because his skin was too dark, police in India said.

Petlad Police said that they have arrested the 22-year-old Farzana Bano, after being accused of killing her husband, 22-year-old Farukh Malek, by hitting him with a hammer over the head.

Bano told investigators that she was unhappy about her husband’s dark skin. According to the police investigation, Bano and Malek married two years ago.

The neighbors of the couple told investigators that the wife refused to have sex with her husband because she hated his skin color.

This led to severe domestic violence. Bano left her husband and went to live with her parents in order to avoid her husband.

However, she returned ten days ago, and the couple resumed to fight over not having sex. On Wednesday night, Malek slapped Bano in the face during an argument.

The following morning, Malek asked Bano to accompany him to the farm. When they arrived, Bano grabbed a hammer and smashed her husband’s head, killing him.