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A Muslim woman has allegedly been shot in the throat by her brother after she turned down the arranged marriage meant for her.

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Mail Online reports that the woman's brother, Mohammad Nayeem, hatched a plan to kill his sister as a way to avenge his family's honour after she married for love, refusing the family's plan of an arranged marriage.

Luckily for her, the bullet struck a metal locket she had been wearing around her neck at the time of the attack.

The police reveals that, after Nayeem had gone to the mosque to pray, he had taken a gun and shot his sister at close range.

The medics who attended to the victim revealed that she would be dead had it not been for the locket.

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The police have been reported to be waiting to act on the case as a complaint is yet to be lodged with them by the young lady who was not seriously injured but is still being treated at the hospital.

But for her locket, the young woman would have joined the number of honour killings that is being recorded in India on a daily basis.

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