NAGAPATTINAM: In yet another case of honour killing, a 16-year-old class X girl of Polagam village near Thittacherry in the district was murdered on Wednesday night by her thrice-married father as he was opposed to the minor’s love affair with a man from the same village.
According to police, Ramakrishnan (46), a farm worker of Polagam village near Thittacherry, got married thrice as his first two wives were dead. Ramakrishnan was residing with his third wife Umapathi and his four children, Ramya, Sivakumar, Ranjitha and Ranjith Kumar, all born to his second wife Soundaravalli at Polagam village near Thittacherry town.
Ranjitha (16), class X girl, had a relationship with a 30-year-old man identified as Das of the same village. Ramakrishnan after learning about his daughter’s affair warned the girl several times to abandon it. As the girl refused to heed, there were frequent quarrels between the girl and the father.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, Ramakrishnan sent all his children, except Ranjitha, to his relative’s house in an adjacent village. Later in the night, again he raked up the affair issue and asked Ranjitha to stop it. When the girl stood her ground, an enraged Ramakrishnan pulled out a sickle and slit the throat of Ranjitha. On hearing the screams of the girl, neighbours alerted the cops. A team from Thittacherry station that arrived at the spot recovered the body and sent it to Nagapattinam GH for autopsy.
Police said that the accused Ramakrishnan was secured the same night and the sickle used to commit the murder was recovered from a pond in Polagam. Thittacherry police have registered a case and are investigating.
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