Indian ‘punished’ for inter-caste marriage, killed in front of wife

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In what is being described as another suspected case of honor killing, a youth was hacked to death in India by an unknown man allegedly sent by his in-laws.

Pranay Kumar married Amrutha Varshini six months ago and Amrutha’s family was against the inter-caste marriage.

What is more horrifying is that the fatal attack took place in front of the youth’s pregnant wife, an India Today report said. The incident has been reported from Nalgonda district in Telangana.

According to the report, Pranay had come to consult a doctor with his wife Amruta and was attacked as he left the hospital.

Murder weapon

The report said that the attacker left the murder weapon, a machete, on the spot and fled the scene.

“The couple had come for a routine check-up and as they came out of the hospital, an unknown man fatally stabbed the man in the neck. The pregnant woman ran to save herself,” said a police officer.

CCTV footages are reportedly being analyzed and it is being probed whether the man’s in-laws have any role in the murder.

The man’s relatives have demanded the arrest of the girl’s father, Maruthi Rao, alleging that he was behind the murder.

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