A young married couple was allegedly killed by the woman’s brothers in Lakkalakatti village of Gajendragad Taluk in Karnataka’ Gadag In a suspected case of honour killing.
The deceased Ramesh Maadaar (29) and his wife Gangamma (23) married four years ago. According to Udayavani, Gangamma’s parents had opposed the marriage and threatened the daughter not to visit their place.
On Wednesday, Gangamma’s family members picked up a fight with Ramesh and then rushed to the couple’s house and attacked them with a sickle and axe. While Ramesh died on the spot, his wife succumbed in the hospital.
“The accused have been identified as Shivappa, Ravi and Ramesh Rathore. Belonging to the Lambani community, Gangamma had married a Dalit man three years ago. They also had two children together,” Superintendent of Police (SP) Srinath Joshi was quoted as saying in the report.
A case has been registered in this regard.