Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Mother And Son Jailed For "honour" Killing Of Surjit Athwal

I'm glad to see this case come to a conclusion, there is every chance both will die in jail. The country has an uphill struggle to educate these backward buggers in what is true morality, if education can't do it then perhaps fear of the justice system might. I don't hold much hope though.

A grandmother who ordered the so-called "honour killing" of her daughter-in-law has been jailed for life. Bachan Athwal and her son Sukhdave, 43, arranged the murder of Surjit Athwal, 27, who vanished during a trip to India in 1998, the Old Bailey heard.

Bachan, 70, and her son, both of Hayes, west London, were found guilty of murder in July.

Bachan must serve at least 20 years in jail and her son was jailed for a minimum of 27 years. more

1 comment:

ERS said...

Justice is very late in coming for poor Surjit. But bravo to the witnesses for finally coming forward and testifying and to Judge Forrester for handing down this sentence.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"