356 honour killing cases reported in 2014-16: Ahir

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New Delhi: As many as 356 cases were reported with the motive as honour killings in the country between 2014-16, the Lok Sabha was informed.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

As per the latest available published information with National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total of 28 cases in 2014, 251 cases in 2015 and 77 cases in 2016 were reported with motive as Honour Killing. These include cases registered under murder (section 302 IPC) & culpable homicide not amounting to murder (section 304 IPC) in the country, Ahir said.

He said the Ministry of Home Affairs has advised all states about the preventive, remedial and punitive measures required to be implemented to address the issues related to honour crime.

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