‘Triple Murder in Tiruvarur a Honour Killing’

Published: 14th December 2014 06:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th December 2014 06:21 AM   |  A+A-

MADURAI :  ‘Evidence’, an NGO working for Dalit issues, has claimed that the murder of a family of three, including a new born, in Tiruvarur was a case of ‘honour killing’ as the man’s family was enraged that he had fathered a child through a Dalit girl.

According to the NGO, Palaniappan, a caste Hindu, developed a relationship with a dalit women identified as Amirthavalli, when her father was working as a labour in the farm house of the man’s family at Keelmaruthur village in Tiruvarur district. Later, Palaniappan and Amirthavalli got married in Tirppur and a boy was also born to the couple a year ago.  On Dec 10, 2014, the couple returned to the village with the baby and as news reached Palaniappan’s brothers, Ramakrishnan, Sivasubramanian and two others, they reportedly kidnapped them along with their baby and hacked them to death with sickles.

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