In Haryana couples run away, hide, seek police protection, do everything but kill or hit back, even at those who are trying to kill (honor kill) them. In fact, couples in love don’t even seem to kill in self defence.
What prevents them (or anybody) from killing their family members (or anybody else) often even in self defence? Indian values? If it was Indian values then their family members’ Indian values would have prevented them from killing them too. Right?
So, obviously what prevents or makes people take other people’s lives is not ‘Indian values’ or love or ‘lust’.
Those who can take life in cold blood (like in this case) would probably do the same for property, disagreements, road rage, or hurt sentiments, because, they for some reason see killing and violence as an option.
Most of the comments below this news article blame modern values and ‘lust’ for this shocking murder.
Please take a look at this news report.
The urge to marry her lover drove the minor girl to kill her mother as she was against the matrimonial alliance. The 16-year-old school dropout married her 23-year-old lover barely 10 days after the murder. The latter is believed to have assisted in strangulating the elderly woman.
The crime came to light when girl’s maternal uncle got suspicious over the way his sister had disappeared and lodged a missing persons report with the police on Monday. When police questioned the girl and her husband, they gave contradicting replies. But persistent interrogation made the culprits confess to their crime.
Gohana police station SHO Rajiv Kumar said the girl told her interrogators that she was having an affair with the youth for some time, but her mother had strong objections. …
On the night of October 25, the girl along with her lover took turns strangulating the elderly woman at her house and then took the body to a canal on the outskirts of the town. “The girl put a lot of salt on her mother’s body to quicken the decay process,” said the police officer.
Three days ago, her uncle came to their residence and found his sister missing. When he inquired about her from his niece she claimed that her mother had gone on a pilgrimage. But the uncle got suspicious and contacted the police after which the case was cracked on Wednesday. [Read full article here]
So, if this couple had not met and fallen in love (or lust) they would have lead peaceful, dutiful and responsible lives as law abiding citizens?