Widow woman stabbed 15 times by brother in Rajkot for eloping with new husband
28 Jun 2009
RAJKOT: A woman was mercilessly stabbed to death by her brother in Bhistivad slums of the city on Saturday morning. The reason was that she eloped and married a man who belonged to another religion.
According to officials of Pradyuman Nagar police station, Nazira Kaida, 34, was stabbed 15 times in the stomach and chest by Nasir Menu, her brother. Nazira died before the ambulance was called in by the neighbours, who were alerted by her cries.
Incidentally, Menu had been released from jail just a month ago for beating to death Ashok Solanki, the man his sister had eloped with. Menu served time with his three brothers, who too had been involved in beating Solanki.
According to officials, Nazira a widow with a son had come to live with her mother, Hajra Menu a few years ago. She fell in love with Ashok Solanki, a tenant living in the neighbourhood and eloped with him. Nazira's brothers hunted them down and beat Solanki in confinement. The four brothers were caught and convicted. However, when Nasir returned home and found Nazira living with them, he tried to kill her. After an attempt to burn her to death 12 days ago, he succeeded on Saturday morning.