Dalit murder case: Youth’s mother-in-law surrenders

Updated on Mar 30, 2016 06:31 PM IST

Mother of Kausalya, the 19-year-old widow of the Dalit youth who was hacked to death in full public view at a bus stand in Tirupur in a suspected honour killing, surrendered before a local court in Theni.

Shankar, a Dalit, who married Kausalya, a high-caste Hindu, was hacked to death by hired killers in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, on Sunday March 13, 2016 in a case of suspected honour killing. (Special arrangement)
Shankar, a Dalit, who married Kausalya, a high-caste Hindu, was hacked to death by hired killers in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, on Sunday March 13, 2016 in a case of suspected honour killing. (Special arrangement)

Mother of Kausalya, the 19-year-old widow of the Dalit youth who was hacked to death in full public view at a bus stand in Tirupur in a suspected honour killing, surrendered before a local court in Theni.

Judicial Magistrate Sundari remanded Annalakshmi to judicial custody and ordered to produce her before the Udumalpet court on Thursday.

So far five persons have been arrested in connection with the case.

Kausalya’s father Chinnasamy had already surrendered before the police.

Shankar (22) and Kausalya, married eight months ago despite opposition from their families. While waiting at the Udumalpet bus stand, they were attacked by a gang with sickles in full public view on March 13 in nearby Tirupur district, resulting in Shankar’s death.

Kausalya who had been under treatment at the Government hospital in Coimbatore was discharged on Monday.

Later, she was taken to Komaralingam in Tirupur District to her in-laws’ house, as she had expressed her wish to stay with them.

The girl had earlier demanded that her parents be punished for murdering her husband.

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