Seventeen year old, Phool Jehan, was brutally beaten and then beheaded by her two brothers in northern India because of an alleged relationship between her and a cousin. The brothers than carried her head, parading it through their village to publicly display their disapproval of the girls alleged relationship.
Dozens of people stood idly by and watched the barbaric event and no one called for police intervention. Authorities said a security guard finally alerted police of the henious crime.
Police say they have been unable to locate the two brothers however, the cousin has been detained for questioning.
While violent honor killings are common in northern India, public beheadings resulting from honor killings are not as common. In 2012, a twenty year old woman, Manju Singh, was beheaded in Rajasthan by her father, Omkar Singh, after he learned she was allegedly dating men. Omkar told police that his daughter had relations with several men claiming that he asked her to mend her ways. Because she did not heed his warning, he brutally beheaded her.