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17-year-old girl strangled by father in honour killing, 3 held

Monday, April 1, 2019, 7:18 AM

A 17-year-old girl in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra was allegedly killed by her father who was against her friendship with a boy studying with her in-a-college police said. Jamkhed police station inspector Pandurang Pawar said they suspected it to be a case of 'honour killing'. The incident took place in Chondi-village, native-place of state minister Ram Shinde, who demanded stringent punishment for the accused.
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No place for women: UN report finds home site for highest cases of gender violence

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 7:26 AM

Home is the most dangerous place for a woman, according to a UN study that found the number killed by a partner or relative is rising globally. About 50,000 women were killed worldwide last year by a current or former partner or a family member equating to 137 per day or six per hour found the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).