Coimbatore: In another case of brutal honour killing, a 21-year-old boy was hacked to death in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on Monday by the upper-caste family of a girl who had eloped and married him eight months ago.
The incident took place in broad daylight as five assiliants attacked the couple with sickles and machetes in full public view.
However, no one came to the rescue of the couple. The boy succumbed to his injuries while his wife is hospitalised and is said to be in critical condition.
According to sources, the couple had eloped to get married in August 2015. The girl’s family was against the marriage as the family belongs to upper caste Devar commiunity while the boy was from lower caste .
Police have launched a manhunt to nab the attackers and are expected to made arrests soon based on the identity provided by survivor of the incident.