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Indian man unrepentant after beheading daughter

4:55 PM, Jun 19, 2012   |    comments
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JAIPUR, India (AP) - Indian police say a father remains unrepentant after beheading his daughter with a ceremonial sword in a rage over her alleged relationships with men.
    
Villagers in northwestern Rajasthan state expressed shock and horror on Tuesday as they performed the last rites for the 20-year-old woman.
    
Residents wailed in grief as they lined a dusty road in Dungarji village as a procession carried the woman's remains to her funeral pyre.
    
Police officer Ranjit Singh says the father, who faces murder charges, accused his daughter of bringing dishonor to his family.
    
Rapidly modernizing India faces increasing social clashes as youths resist traditions like arranged marriage or limits on women venturing outside their parents' or husbands' homes.

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