Girl hacked to death over affair

Sep 18, 2012, 13:49 IST | Agencies

In a shocking incident of honour killing, a minor girl was allegedly hacked to death by her family in West Bengal for having an affair with a boy they did not like, police said Tuesday.

The incident took place in Nadia district. The mother has been arrested while others are in hiding.

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Mampi Ghosh, 17, was killed by her family members including her father and brother. We have arrested the mother and a search is on for the other offenders, Additional Superintendent of Police Arindam Chowdhury said.

The Class X student reportedly had an affair with a daily wage labourer.

On finding the girl in the labourer's house Monday morning, the enraged family members repeatedly attacked Mampi with sharp weapons and killed her on the spot.

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