Man murders sister in Suspected honour killing

Published: 21st June 2012 09:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2012 09:50 AM   |  A+A-

In what could be best described as a case of honour killing, a 28-year-old man, who had completed teacher’s training, allegedly murdered his sister because the man she married had studied only till Class X and, therefore, was not a proper match for his graduate sister.

In the statement given to police, the accused, Ashok Kumar, reportedly said that he was irked over his sister’s love affair with a man who was not well qualified.

According to police, 25-year-old Aspavathi, daughter of Katimuthu and a native of Seppakkam village near Veppur, fell in love with 28-year-old Somu while she was doing her Masters in Physical Education and Sports Sciences (MPES) in Chennai.

Somu, a native of Nallur Nagar, which is also near Veppur, had been working as driver in Chennai.

After registering their marriage in Chennai, when Aspavathi returned home, her father and Ashok Kumar had a verbal altercation with her, police said.

But Aspavathi insisted that she would live with Somu and this irked her father and brother, police added.

In a fit of rage, Ashok Kumar attacked his sister with a sharp weapon.

She died on the way to the hospital.

Meanwhile, Ashok Kumar surrendered before police. In his statement to police, he said that he was angry over the fact that Somu had studied only till Class X while Aspavathi had completed MPES.

Police said, “Though both of them are from the same caste, he opposed their love because he felt that Somu’s educational qualification was not enough to marry his sister.”

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp