Zahida & Husna
Profile of the victim : Zahida 19, and Husna 26, were friends and lived in the same area of Bagpat In UP. Both fell in love with two Hindu Bihari labourers working in a construction firm.
Marriage date : 3rd May 2011
Murdered person : Zahida and Husna
The accused : Their mother Subrato and Khatun and their mother’s friend Momin.
Place of Murder : Bagpat in UP.
Date of Murder : 25th May 2011
Assassination : The cold-blooded murders took place in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, on Wednesday night. Zahida and Husna were friends and lived in the same area. Both fell in love with two Bihari labourers working in a construction firm. Fearing that their families won’t give consent to their weddings, the two fled with their migrant boyfriends to Bihar. There they got married on May 3.
A week later the girls returned to Baghpat with a desire to reconcile with their parents. But fearing reprisals, they sought police protection. The police directed the matter to the district collector who made the mothers sign a bond forbidding them to harm their children. This, the collector said, was aimed at sorting out the problems amicably and prevent a possible communal riot among the Hindus and the Muslims in the area.
But a day after they returned to their respective homes, Zahida and Husna were tied to cots by their mothers while they were sleeping. They then strangled them.
People who take such steps require a befitting punishment. This should be the treatment meted out to young people from our religion who marry into families of other faiths,” Khatun said.