A minor girl was allegedly stabbed to death by her father and uncle on Friday in a suspected case of “honour killing” in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior, police said, highlighting a practice that claims dozens of lives in India every year.
Police said the victim was killed at a shelter for women in the Hazira area of the city, more than 400km from capital Bhopal.
Police said that one of the attackers was injured when a cow, disturbed by the commotion, charged at them. Another person who tried to save the victim was also said to be injured.
CCTV camera footage showed the cow charging at the men, apparently trying to protect its calf nearby.