Dalit youth killed for marrying caste Hindu girl

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

In a suspected case of honour killing, a Dalit student who had recently married a caste Hindu girl was brutally murdered in clear daylight in front of a shop at Udumalpet in Tirpur district on Sunday.

Sources said that a three member gang that came on a motorcycle attacked V.Sankar and his wife S.Kauslya with lethal weapons. While Sankar died on the way to hospital, his wife who suffered a head injury was admitted to the Coimbatore Government hospital. Relatives of the girl who had opposed her marriage with the Dalit youth are suspected to be involved in the incident. The incident was recorded on a surveillance camera installed in the locality. The condition of Kausalya was said to be stable. Despite presence of many people, the accused fled the scene on a motorcycle. Police sources said that the girl’s relatives had hired mercenaries to murder the Dalit youth.

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