Bachan Athwal, a 70 year-old Sikh woman became furious when her daughter in law asked for a divorce from her husband after entering an extra marital affair with a fellow worker. The mother-in-law boasted to her friends that she had arranged for a strangulation of her daughter-in-law and then had the body thrown in a river. The body has never been recovered.
As she was led away, the woman screamed that the jury was a bunch of liars. Honor killings continue happening because people in certain groups have a pre-conceived ideal regarding what is a marriage. Unfortunately, their ideal doesn’t always match modern life.