A 21-year-old woman, who had married a man from a different caste, was shot dead on Saturday allegedly by her teenage brother in a village in Indore, police said.(AFP File Photo)
A 21-year-old woman, who had married a man from a different caste, was shot dead on Saturday allegedly by her teenage brother in a village in Indore, police said.(AFP File Photo)

Indore teen guns down 21-year-old sister over inter-caste marriage: Police

The woman had married a man belonging to a different caste six months ago against the wishes of her family, Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Ramkumar Rai said.
Indore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 08:41 AM IST

A 21-year-old woman, who had married a man from a different caste, was shot dead on Saturday allegedly by her teenage brother in a village in Indore, police said.

The woman had married a man belonging to a different caste six months ago against the wishes of her family, Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Ramkumar Rai told news agency PTI. Both the deceased and her husband were residents of Rawad village. “The couple had moved out of the village after their marriage but returned to the victim’s marital home on Saturday. The victim’s 17-year-old brother shot her in the head at her husband’s home,” Rai said.

The woman was rushed to Indore Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital (MYH) where the doctors declared her dead. The accused surrendered at Betma police station.

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