Man Beheading His Sister Caught on Video

Posted on January 9, 2013

A man from Kolkata, India, in an apparent honor killing dragged his sister out into the open and beheaded her in one bloody blow, according to reports.

Man Beheading His Sister Caught on Video picture

Sources say this gruesome happening occurred on December 7, just last year. The related turn of events had it that around 11 a.m., the duty officer at Nadial police station was understandably alarmed when he saw a 29-year-old man, Mehtab Alam, walk in with the macabre exhibit. Before he could find the words to alert his colleagues, the killer put the sword and the head on the table, pulled up a chair, and told him that he was ready to be arrested for murdering his sister, 22-year-old Nilofar Bibi. He was recorded to have exhorted the duty officer to “seize the head as evidence.”

The Times of India reported it was the first honor killing known to happen in Kolkata in decades. An investigating officer told The Times: “Somehow he has started believing that he sacrificed his sister for the bigger purpose of saving his family from dishonor. So he is the last man to believe that he has committed a medieval, barbaric act.”

Mehtab himself said he decapitated his sister, Nilofar, for “eloping with a lover and dishonoring the family,” stated sources. Nilofar, who had been married for eight years, had run away from her in-laws and was reportedly relishing a spicy relationship with a former lover. The siblings’ family expressed support for Alam, saying they were proud he upheld their honor.

The BBC states that there are no cut-and-dried statistics on the number of so-called “honor killings” across India, but according to a recent study, “hundreds of people are killed each year for falling in love or marrying against their families’ wishes.”

Al Jazeera juxtaposed its own thoughts on the matter, citing a UN study in 2000 that shows an estimated 5,000 such honor killings occur globally each year. The National Commission for Women in India reports that it investigates between 70 and 80 possible cases a month.

Last year, India’s Supreme Court ruled that those guilty of honor killings should face capital punishment, the BBC added.

The aftermath of this event that leaves behind an acrid aftertaste was actually captured on video. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Man Beheading His Sister Caught on Video picture

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16 comments
TwcMsi ThoughtWares
TwcMsi ThoughtWares

Oh! No doubt it's barbaric -family crime and tragedy for their family and for rest of the human world! My question, if you have headache then should you cut your head without correct treatment or prevention? Meet consultants here.

Marie Kilbane
Marie Kilbane

he's murder... cheat or whatever.. should divorced her.. not killing human for sillyl dishonor.. Let God handle them after his or her death. God Forbid it!

Jeron Perombchang
Jeron Perombchang

the girl was 22 yet already 8 years married? she was probably sold by her parents when she was just 14. no wonder they are proud of the guy chopping off his sister's head. sick people!

Steven Rausch
Steven Rausch

Mohammed tells these morons to kill. They have no moral compass; only a blind allegiance to the master created by their leaders to control them.

Erik Gertsen
Erik Gertsen

How about just not cheating on your spouse? Never an excuse for that. Uphold morals and no one would ever die in an honor killing. true story.

Joshua Long
Joshua Long

Drink more of that beer Erik. It's obviously doing your brain wonders.

Connie Gilbert
Connie Gilbert

Erik, she probably was forced into an arranged marriage. They don't get to marry who they want to marry, with no love it isn't a marriage IMHO.

Kevin Grymonprez
Kevin Grymonprez

those women are forced into a loveless marriage by their family,treated like objects for trade rather than persons. how would you feel if your family forced you into marrying someone you have never seen in your life? the ignorance just drips of your comment and probably you know nothing of the world outside the cosy democracy we enjoy.

Bish Chan
Bish Chan

Yay, now his parents have lost 2 children. Well done son.

Nathan Abbott
Nathan Abbott

so you feel that cheating equals out to having your head sliced off?

Jade Barr
Jade Barr

That's terrible. How can people do this? I understand that everyone is different but this is... This is beyond words. Poor woman.