An engineer hailing from Kerala was shot dead, allegedly by his wife's relatives, in Jaipur, reports Manorama online.
According to the Enath police, preliminary investigations have revealed that the case is likely one of 'honour killing'.
Amit Nair, a 30-year-old civil engineer hailing from Mannadi, Enath near Adoor in Pathanamthitta district, had been living in Rajasthan for many years.
Two years ago, he had fallen in love with and married Mamta Choudhary, a Jat native of Jaipur. Mamta had recently become pregnant.
However, according to reports from local media, Mamta's family was vehemently opposed to marriage and wanted Mamta to leave Amit and return home.
On Wednesday morning, Mamta's father Jeevan Ram Chaudhary and mother visited Amit and Mamta's house, reports the Times of India.
According to The Pink City Post, they were accompanied by an unidentified man. Mamta's parents told Amit that Mamta had to return with them, and tried to forcibly drag her away. However, Mamta and Amit resisted this. At that point, the unidentified man shot at Amit, firing four bullets into his body. The three then fled in a car.
Police told The News Minute, “Amit married a woman of the Jat community in Rajasthan. The girl’s family opposed the marriage, as Amit didn’t belong to their community. They were trying to separate them. The wedding took place two years ago at Kottarakkara. Amit was killed at his house by a group of people. They also tried to take Mamta forcibly along with them."
Police added that Amit's last rites will be held in Jaipur.