Bhawna Yadav: the tragic story of another of Delhi ‘honour killing’ victim


Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, have arrested the parents of college student Bhawna Yadav who was allegedly killed for marrying a man against her family’s wishes. Ankur Jain of BBC Hindi meets the woman’s husband and neighbours to piece together her story.

Narrow lanes, meat shops and offices of property consultants make up the Bharat Vihar colony – a rather ugly neighbour of Delhi’s middle-class Dwarka area.

She did not let her humble background hold her back from hoping for a better life.

But Bhawna’s dreams were shattered when she was allegedly strangled to death, three days after she married her boyfriend, 24-year-old Abhishek Seth.

Her parents – her property consultant father Jagmohan Yadav and mother Savitri – were against her marrying outside their caste.

“She had small dreams. Her parents wanted to get her married after school but she wanted to wear jeans and shirts and go to…

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