288 honour killing cases reported since 2014: Government

Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir presented the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data related to honour killings for the year 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Published: 01st August 2017 05:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2017 05:00 PM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: As many as 288 cases of honour killing were reported between 2014 and 2016, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Responding to a query in the matter, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir presented the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data related to honour killings for the year 2014, 2015 and 2016.

According to the data, 28 honour killing cases were reported in 2014, 192 in 2015 and 68 in the year 2016 (provisional data).

Sixty-five cases of culpable homicide for the motive of honour killing have also been reported between 2015 and 2016.

However, no such case was reported in 2014, the data presented by Ahir stated.

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