The woman's brother had eloped with the girl a few days ago, after resistance from the girl's family

news Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 07:51

In yet another suspected case of honour-killing in Tamil Nadu, a 26-year-old Dalit woman, whose brother was in love with a caste Hindu girl, was hacked to death in Tirunelveli on Friday, police said.

Viswanathan (25), who was in love with a 20-year-old caste Hindu girl, had eloped with her a few days ago, following resistance from her parents and relatives, City Police Commissioner Thirugnanam said.

Angry over the incident, the girl's father and his relatives came to the residence of Viswanathan. However, he was not there. His elder sister Kalpana tried to placate them, but to no avail and she was hacked to death.

Kalpana was mother of a girl child.

On March 13, a young couple, whose inter-caste marriage was opposed by their families, was brutally attacked by a gang with sickles in full public view in Tirupur district, resulting in the death of the husband, sending shock waves across Tamil Nadu.

Video footage of the attack had gone viral triggering an outrage. Five persons, including the girl's mother had been arrested.

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