Brothers kill girl for loving dalit man
Published: 14th September 2013 08:48 AM | Last Updated: 14th September 2013 08:48 AM | A+A A-
In an incident of honour killing on Friday, two brothers of a caste Hindu family were arrested at Seevalaperi here on charges of murdering their sister who fell in love with a Dalit boy.
Police sources said Gomathi (17) had gone to work in a mill at Puthukottai area in Thoothukudi district and had fallen in love with Murugan (22) of Thiruvenkadanathapuram in Thoothukudi district, also a worker there. Gomathi’s caste Hindu family opposed their marriage as the boy was a Dalit. However, Gomathi went to Murugan’s house on Thursday, and decided to stay with the boy.
As she did not return to her house, Gomathi’s brothers Murugan (24) and Sudalaimuthu (20) went to Murugan’s house and brought her back by promising that they would help her marry the boy she chose.
Believing their words, the girl returned home. On Friday, the brothers reported that the girl had committed suicide. But investigationrevealed that the brothers had poisoned and then hanged her. Seevalaperi police arrested the duo.