Caste Honor and Axe Attacks

Man's in-laws slash his nose and ears because he comes from a lower caste and had the audacity to marry the woman he loved without the permission of the woman's male relatives. Which would be quaint if the story didn't involve a man being assaulted by a group of 30 men that ended up putting him in the hospital.

But the 30 male relatives didn't stop with a beating, some slashing and a few whacks with an axe to the legs, nope, they also shot the man's mother in the leg. Nice. And they also slit the man's brother's ears for, ostensibly, having the gall to be the brother of a man with the gall to marry their sister/niece/daughter.

Do you know what they call a murder of a woman who marries without the consent of her male relatives? An honor killing, as in, they kill her to restore the family's honor. And that, my friends, is some seriously fucked up cultural insanity right there.