Three more held in 'honour killing' of Tamil Nadu inter-caste couple

 The lovers had planned to tie the knot with their parents' blessings on June 25.

Published: 30th June 2019 06:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2019 06:22 PM   |  A+A-

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COIMBATORE: Three more people were arrested in connection with a suspected case of honour killing of an inter-caste couple in nearby Mettupalayam, police said Sunday.

Kanagaraj (22) and his lover, a Dalit, were brutally hacked by the man's elder brother, who was opposed to their proposed relationship, the police said.

While the man died on the spot, the teenaged girl succumbed to injuries Saturday. The lovers had planned to tie the knot with their parents' blessings on June 25.

The parents and relatives of the Dalit girl had demanded the arrest of others involved in the crime and refused to accept the body after postmortem at the hospital.

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