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Honour killing in Karnataka: youth murdered by father-in-law over inter-caste marriage

Honour killing in Karnataka: youth murdered by father-in-law over inter-caste marriage

Bagalkot: According to the police reports, in an alleged case of honour killing, a man killed his son-in-law in Bagalkote district of Karnataka.

The deceased has been identified as 34-year-old Bhujabala Karjagi from Takkoda village near Jamkhandi town in the district.

A manhunt has been launched for the accused Tammna Gouda and his two associates.

While Bhujabala belonged to the Jain community, Bhagyashree was from Kshatriya. The two had eloped from their homes a year ago and got married, police said.

After spending some time outside, the couple had returned to their native village and lived away from their parents.

Tammana Gouda nursed a deep grudge against his daughter and son-in-law and decided to kill him.

On December 17, when Bhujabala was passing through the Hanuman temple, the accused threw chilli powder into his eyes and attacked him with a machete.

A critically injured Bhujabala succumbed to his injuries. Preliminary investigations revealed that the accused was aided by two other persons.

Savalagi police have registered a case in this regard and taken up further investigation.

A month ago, in a previous incident in Karnataka a 45-year old man allegdly killed her daugter by pushing her into a canal as she was in love with a boy from another community.

It was on Saturday, that D.Y. Chandrachud, Chief Justice of India, expressed his concern over the repeated honour killing incidents occuring in the country.

-IANS Inputs
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