By Andrew Buncombe, The Independent
In an alleyway in Delhi choked with flies and neighbours in mourning, Devindri Devi held up a photograph of her nephew. "We had agreed to the marriage but her family did not," she said, as she looked at the picture of the soft-faced young man. "It was because he is from a different caste."
In a case that has stunned India's capital, Mrs Devi's nephew and his teenage girlfriend were tortured and murdered in a so-called honour killing, allegedly by the young woman's family, who objected to the relationship.
Over a period of several hours, the young couple were bound, beaten and given electric shocks before they died. All that time, the woman screamed and begged with her assailants - apparently her uncle and father - to spare the life of the young man whom she so wanted to marry.