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Father injects poison into daughter

To safeguard family pride, a man was allegedly left with no “option” but to kill his 18-year-old daughter by injecting poison. The murder took place in Madurai on Tuesday.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2010 00:40 IST
HT Correspondent

To safeguard family pride, a man was allegedly left with no “option” but to kill his 18-year-old daughter by injecting poison. The murder took place in Madurai on Tuesday.

In her dying statement, the daughter, Mariselvi, told her mother, Lakshmi, that M. Rangaswami gave her a shot each in her right arm and left leg while his two employees kept a tight grip on her.

Rangaswami told the police after his arrest on Wednesday: “I decided to kill her since it was a matter of family honour.” Mariselvi’s “fault” was she had eloped a couple of times. Rangaswami tried to make his daughter see reason. He took this step when all efforts failed.