…police believe that Rajiv Verma and his girlfriend Renu Pal were stoned to death by a mob of about 200 people, including many of the girl’s relatives.
The officer in charge of the investigation told the BBC that Renu’s mother was suspected of playing a leading role in the killings.
The couple were murdered apparently because of the mob’s “shame” that Renu, a student, should fall in love with her teacher, who came from a lower social group or caste.
Does anyone know of another species that murders its blood relatives? And why wouldn’t natural selection weed out any tendency in our own species to murder our blood relatives?