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Indian dad who killed daughter ‘has no regrets’

AFP-JIJI

The Indian father who killed his daughter and beheaded her boyfriend after they eloped has declared he feels no remorse over the “honor killings,” media reports said Friday.

The young couple from the northern Indian state of Haryana was beaten to death Wednesday by the father and other relatives of the 20-year-old woman “to protect the family and village honor,” police said.

The father, now in custody, showed no signs of remorse.

“I have done nothing wrong. I have cleaned up a social wrong,” dog breeder Billu Pehlwan was quoted in newspapers as saying. NDTV showed him saying: “I would do it again. I have no regrets.”

The woman’s family disapproved of their actions because the couple belonged to the same caste and were “considered brother and sister”.