In a case of alleged honour killing, a pregnant of nine months was stabbed to death by her minor brother, and her husband seriously wounded in a brutal attack on the couple in broad daylight in Kadapa district on Thursday.
The main assailant is a 10th class student, younger brother of the unfortunate woman. The incident took place at Upper Tambalapalle village in Kalasapadu mandal of the district. According to police and locals, the victim, Rabia, fell in love with Gangaraju of the same village. The duo informed their parents about their plans to marry, but both families opposed it as they belong to different religions.
The two then left the village and got married in April 2011. They had stayed away from the village till last month. However, 20 days ago, the couple returned and rented a house in the village. Ever since the couple returned, Rabia’s family felt embarrassed as they felt insulted by her and were seething with anger. On Thursday afternoon, Rabia’s younger brother, a minor, along with five other family members went to the house of the couple. The boy stabbed Rabia in the stomach repeatedly causing severe injuries to her. Gangaraju tried to come to the rescue of his wife, but he too was stabbed. Coming to know of the attack, Gangaraju’s relatives rushed to the place and attacked the boy using his own knife. A seriously injured Rabia died midway to the hospital. Gangaraju and the minor assailant were admitted to the hospital. Kalasapadu police registered a case.