Mothers held for killing daughters in India

Two Muslim mothers in a northern Indian town have been arrested for killing their daughters after they eloped with Hindu men.

Newlyweds Zahida, 19, and Husna, 26, were strangled when they returned home after getting married, Anil Kuma Kusan, a police officer, said yesterday.

The women were neighbours in Baghpat, a town in India's Uttar Pradesh state, when they fell in love with two construction workers.They eloped and married last week before returning home to make peace with their families.