Woman, sister-in-law, burnt alive in case of honour killing in Moradabad

The Superintendent of Police (SP) Ashish Shrivastav of Moradabad City confirmed the arrest and the case registration. He told ANI, “One accused was arrested on the spot while case has been registered against eight persons.”

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 24, 2017 12:42 pm
“My parents had gone to a funeral, and as I returned home after reading namaz, I found the two burnt,” said Shahib. (Photo: ANI)

A married woman along with her sister-in-law were allegedly set ablaze by the family members of the woman for marrying a man of her own choice. The incident took place at Anwla Ghat of Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district.

The bodies of Gulafsa and Shabnoor were discovered by Gulafsa’s brother-in-law, Mohammad Shahib.

“My parents had gone to a funeral, and as I returned home after reading namaz, I found the two burnt,” said Shahib. Shahib said Gulafsa’s family had problems with her marriage from the very beginning, and they had filed three applications against her family before the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) but no serious measures were taken.

Moradabad Superintendent of Police Ashish Shrivastava said, “A case has been filed against eight persons. One of them was arrested on the spot.” Shrivastava added that Gulafsa had registered a case against her family two years ago.

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  1. H
    Jun 24, 2017 at 7:11 pm
    mullas kill non mullas , non mullas kill mullas, mullas kill mullas, repeat...
    1. s
      Jun 24, 2017 at 6:17 pm
      When I saw the headline in front page the idea immediately came to my mind 'the criminals' must be muslims since there is no mention of caste dalit, brahmins,upper caste nothing. And my assumption is right. They say by checking one grain of cooked rice you can tell about whole pot. And by tone, tenor, words style of the headlines you can rightly guess about the community IE or ndtv reporting about.
      1. A
        Jun 24, 2017 at 3:26 pm
        There are majority cases where other religious girls fall in love converted to get married with his muslim men but none muslim girls get married to other religious men if happened mostly they are killed by muslim men. It's hard to figure out islam's moral.
        1. S
          Sujatha Selvam
          Jun 24, 2017 at 4:06 pm
          it is stated in Islam, a Muslim man can marry a Muslim or a Christian or a Jewish girl, without changing their religion. Both Christian and Jewish girl can remain faithful to their own religion. But if the Muslim man marry other religion girl, the girl should convert to Islam otherwise such marriages are not recognised in Islam.
          1. T
            Jun 24, 2017 at 5:36 pm
            hahaha sujatha for the first time i found some senseless msg from you.... No where it is said that if a muslim either it be a girl to non muslim boy or a boy to a non muslim gal get married they have to convert to muslim.... IN holy book its said u cannot marry a non muslim as its not void ..thats it ..it is mentione no where that they have to convert
          2. S
            Sujatha Selvam
            Jun 24, 2017 at 4:12 pm
            Everyone has the right to follow his/her own religion. No one has the right to force upon anyone. Marriage are for living together happily forever, with all love and family ties. It is better people should marry to their own religion girl/boy instead of intercaste marriages. Society views intercaste marriage as a CURSE. Why one should unnecessarily invite abuses and curses from others. Better sense - marry to the one who belongs to your own religion and live in peace.
            1. T
              Jun 24, 2017 at 5:42 pm
              it is all depending upon The person who is involved in it ... the locality that person belong to and the family they belong to. modern days educated couples are there a lot who are living without converting themselves after inter caste marriages .. i have three friends who got married to some one from other religion and they live together without converting . It happens in rural area where these people ... society and family are very orthodox and belive intercaste marriage is end of the world.... And you cannot blame only muslim for it .... in last three four months we have read more than 10 cases of honour killing among hindus .. lower caste guys in more cases are killed by upper caste people who are gals relative or parents kills.. So don't see that in a religious view . it is happening due to lack of knowledge , lack of social interaction and lack of wisdom