States turn blind eye to honor killing, Nagendar Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi (August 29, 2010). Death by honor killing is too often the fate of women and girls who reject forced marriage or marry a man of a lower caste against their family’s wishes. One study revealed that, of 560 cases profiled, 89% of couples who married against the wishes of their families were threatened, and 121 persons were killed.