30-year-old Nanda Kishore, a resident of Venkatapuram, was found dead at a ground near Trimulgherry.

30-year-old Hyderabad man killed mother alleges caste killing by wifes familyImage for representation
news Crime Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 16:39

Yet another suspected case of caste killing has come to light in Hyderabad as parents of a man who was stabbed to death on Saturday night alleged that he was killed as a fallout of an inter-caste marriage. The mother of the man, identified as 30-year-old Nanda Kishore, a resident of Venkatapuram and a cab driver, filed a complaint at the Trimulgherry police station on Saturday night. 

Kishore had married Ashwini, whose family stayed at Pedda Kamela, near Trimulgherry, around three years ago. The couple also had one son.  

“I spoke to him at around 6 pm. He said he will be home in 10 minutes. I called him again and this time he said that some people were trying to kill him and asked me to get the police. That was the last time I spoke to him,” Kishore’s sobbing mother told reporters late on Saturday night after his body was found near a ground owned by the Local Military Authority (LMA) in Pedda Kamela.

“His wife had left the house around three days ago, threatening to get him killed. All his relatives had also threatened to kill them. I am suspecting that they only indulged in this act,” Kishore’s mother alleged.

However, the police say that they are yet to confirm the allegations and are investigating if the deceased’s caste played a role in the murder.

“We learnt that there is some disagreement between the couple and their families regarding the inter-caste marriage and that the couple recently had a fight. We are investigating the case and further details will be revealed soon,” Station House Officer (SHO) of Trimulgherry police station, K Ravi Kumar, told reporters on Saturday night.

“We have sent the body for a post mortem. As of now a case has been registered under Section 302 (Murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). We are in the process of investigation and if more details come up, we will add more sections in the case under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act,” Ravi Kumar told TNM on Sunday.

The latest murder comes just days after a woman was killed allegedly by her family in Telangana’s Mancherial district over an inter-caste marriage.

Laxman, a BTech student who belongs to the Padmashali or weaver community categorised as Backward Class (BC) and Anuradha, who is training to be a teacher and belonged to the Yadava community, also classified as BC, got married on December 5 in an Arya Samaj ceremony in Hyderabad. Following their wedding, the newly weds had on December 22 sought protection from the Jannaram police as they had to visit the village to attend the hearing of the case that had been filed against Laxman.

However, after the hearing when the police had left, Anuradha’s family allegedly dragged her away and took her to a field in Mallapur village in Nirmal district, where she was killed. Her body was then burnt and her remains then dumped into a stream.  

 

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