Pranay Kumar and his wife Amrutha Varshini belonged to different castes.(AFP)
Pranay Kumar and his wife Amrutha Varshini belonged to different castes.(AFP)

Man hacked to death in front of wife in Telangana town over inter-caste marriage

Pranay Kumar and his wife Amrutha Varshini were coming out of a hospital when an unidentified man attacked him with a machete.
IANS, Hyderabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 09:51 PM IST

A man was hacked to death on Friday in front of his wife in Telangana’s Nalgonda district, six months marrying a woman outside his caste.

The incident occurred in broad daylight in Miryalguda town, 150 km from Hyderabad.

According to police, Pranay Kumar and his wife Amrutha Varshini were coming out of a hospital when an unidentified man attacked him with a machete.

CCTV footage shows a youth approaching Pranay from behind and attacking him on his neck. The victim collapsed but the attacker continued attacking him even as the woman tried to save her husband.

The attacker escaped after throwing the machete while Amrutha was seen rushing into the hospital to seek help. Pranay, however, died on the spot.

Pranay and Amrutha, belonging to different castes, married despite opposition from her parents. Police suspect the involvement of her relatives in the murder.

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