Two Indian brothers have decapitated their teenage sister and paraded her severed head through their village because they disapproved of her 'romantic relationship' with a cousin.
A dozen people watched on in horror as Phool Jehan, 17, was dragged out of her house, severely beaten and beheaded by her two brothers on Monday.
But they did not tell the police. The crime was only later reported by a local security guard, one officer explained. Police have been unable to find the two brothers, named Nanhe and Gul Hasan, whose ages are not known.After killing their sister, they left her body body in the street as they roamed around the north-Indian village with her head.
According to the Indian Times, they shouted:
'This is what happens as punishment for having an affair.'
Honour killings are common across India, but such brutal slayings are extremely rare.While the brothers are on the run, police have detained Jehan's cousin to question him, said another police officer.