Kerala 'honour killing': State government announces Rs 10 lakh ex gratia for Kevin's family

On 28 May, the Kerala Police had fished out the body of Kevin Joseph, who had married Neenu Chacko, 20, belonging to a higher caste.

Published: 13th June 2018 11:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2018 12:45 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala government on Weddnesday announced a financial aid of Rs 10 lakh to the family of Kevin Joseph, victim of an alleged honour killing case last month which sent shockwaves across the state.

The state government will provide Rs 10 lakh as financial assistance to the family of Kevin P Joseph, the victim of an honour killing that shocked Kerala, to construct a house, the Cabinet decided on Wednesday. The weekly Cabinet meeting also decided to sponsor the education of Neenu, his wife.

Kevin's family can use the money to buy land and build a house.

On 28 May, the Kerala Police had fished out the body of Kevin Joseph, who had married Neenu Chacko, 20, belonging to a higher caste. The autopsy report had revealed that his death was due to drowning. 

Neenu Chacko's father, brother and eight hired killers were reportedly held responsible for the abduction and death of Kevin and arrested by the Kerala police. 

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