Brothers strangle pregnant teen sister in 'honour killing'

A 19-year-old girl's body was found in a canal after she was allegedly strangled by her brothers, and thrown in the Ganges river in Meerut, near Delhi. Police authorities say her body was removed from the canal and the victim was thought to be having an affair with a man from the same village. They say her parents discovered she was 8 months pregnant when they took her to a doctor after she felt unwell one day, after which her brother Sonu and cousin Bhoore and an accomplice took her to the canal where they strangled her and dumped her body. A post mortem examination confirmed the girl was strangled and police are searching for the three men who have been charged with the murder. The suspects have absconded and a manhunt is underway. The National Commission for Women says these are not 'honour' killings, rather they are 'horror' killings, and a stringent law is the need of the hour, as no laws punishing crimes in the name of honour exist in India.