Suman & Shakuntala
Name of the victims : Suman & Shakuntala.
Profile of the victims : Suman, 35, the mother of an eight-year-old girl, and Shakuntala, 40, the mother of a 15-year-old boy. They both were the residents of Ranila village in Bhiwani district Haryana.
Murdered person : Suman & Shakuntala.
The accused : Shakuntala’s nephew Naresh, 23, and his cousin Subhash, 22.
Place of Murder : Ranila village in Bhiwani district Haryana.
Date of Murder : 19th April 2011.
Assassination : The horrific crime was committed in front of at least 200 villagers, including dozens of women, but nobody came to the two women’s rescue. They were beaten up badly with sticks by Shakuntala’s nephew Naresh, 23, and his cousin Subhash. The accused were suspicious about the women’ character and had also threatened the villagers of dire consequences if anyone dared to save them.
The two men surrendered before police and confessed their crime, “We have killed them as they were spoiling the image of our family and bringing a bad name to our community. It was necessary to save the honour of our family,” Naresh told police.