Tamil Nadu: Dalit youth murder: man surrenders in court

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Dindigul (TN), April 2: A man on Sunday, April 3 surrendered before a court in the district in connection with the brutal murder of a Dalit youth in a suspected honour killing last month in Tirupur district.

Kalai Tamilvanan, a native of the district, surrendered before Nilakottai Judicial Magistrate Regina Bervin who sent him to police custody for seven days.

Three persons had attacked 22-year old Shankar and his wife Kausalya with sickles in full public view near a bus stand in Udumalpet on March 13 allegedly at the behest of her father, a caste Hindu who was opposed to their inter-caste marriage.

Shankar died while being rushed to the hospital while Kausalya, who hails from Dindigul district, survived with head injuries.

As the video footage of the chilling attack went viral triggering an outrage, police arrested five persons, including the girl's mother while her father, Chinnasamy, surrendered in a court.


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