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Father beheads daughter, parades it through village

The great Tammy Wynette had it right when she sang that’s it’s hard to be a woman.  And, it really sucks to be a woman in India. A recent poll by the Thomas Reuters Foundation listed the subcontinent as the worst place for a woman among the world`s top industrialized nations.

Canada was the best, for those keeping score at home. The United States came in sixth behind Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, and France.

But India is truly medieval, a place where it`s OK to buy and sell women like property; where more than half the women think it’s OK for a husband to beat his wife, and where it`s perfectly acceptable for in-laws to burn the new bride alive in a dowry dispute.

So it wasn’t too shocking when villagers in Dungarji looked out their doors the other day to see a man parading his daughter`s head through the streets.

Police say he used a sword to behead his 20-year-old daughter who had been living at home since leaving her husband. The father was not happy with her dating other men, and when she eloped with one of them, he forced her to return home where he killed her.

Police say the mother was too upset to talk about it. We think she was too afraid.


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