Woman shot dead for marrying outside caste in Patna
An 18-year-old woman was shot dead by her uncle in Bihar's Kaimur district for marrying a man from a different caste, police said on Saturday.patna Updated: Jul 18, 2009 11:26 IST
An 18-year-old woman was shot dead by her uncle in Bihar's Kaimur district for marrying a man from a different caste, police said on Saturday.
Nikki Kumari, 18, was shot dead on Friday in Kudra in Kaimur district by her uncle Bhanu Pratap Singh for marrying a backward caste boy against the wishes of the family.
"It was like an honour killing," a police officer said.
Kumari, a resident of Dalmianagar in Rohtas district, married Dipak Yadav last month against the wishes of her parents and other relatives.
She was living with her husband but Yadav was arrested after the girl's family lodged a complaint stating that he had kidnapped Kumari.
Kumari was then taken to her sister's husband's house in Kudra. On Friday when Kumari was in Kudra, Singh came to the house and allegedly shot her dead. Singh is absconding, police said.
"A case has been lodged," the police officer said.