Lucknow - Police say two brothers in northern India beheaded their teenage sister and carried her head through their village for having an affair with a cousin.
Officer Rajesh Singh says that after beheading their 17-year-old sister late Monday, the brothers left her body in the street and walked away with the decapitated head.
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Police have been unable to find the two brothers. Their ages were not clear, but they were both older than their sister.
Singh said Wednesday that at least a dozen people watched as the sister was dragged out of the house, beaten and beheaded, but that they did not inform the police. The crime was reported by a local security guard.
Honor killings are common across India, but such brutal slayings are extremely rare.