Ankit Saxena's murder is honour killing, but bigger issues need to be addressed
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The murderers need to be punished, yes. But are we willing to learn from this incident?
23-year-old professional photographer, Ankit Saxena, was stabbed to death by the family of his 20-year-old Muslim girlfriend on Thursday night in west Delhi's Khyala area. The woman, identified as Shehzadi, came forward and said that her kin is responsible for Ankit's honour killing, and is terrified of her family. "I was going to meet him when I got to know. My family has killed him. My uncle has done this," she said adding that they were about to get married. According to the police, Shehzadi’s family opposed her relationship with Ankit as the two belonged to different communities. Four persons, including the brother of the woman, were nabbed a few hours after they stabbed Ankit and slit his throat with a knife. Ankit and the woman’s family had a heated argument over their intimate texts which were discovered by her younger brother. The argument escalated into a fight as the woman’s family thrashed her and Ankit, and locked her up. "Three accused — the mother, father and uncle of the woman, have been sent to judicial custody. Her minor brother has been sent to juvenile home," a senior police officer said.