Hyderabad: A 25 year-old Dalit man was brutally killed in broad daylight by his Muslim brother-in law and an accomplice in a case of suspected "honour killing." The incident was caught on camera and went viral.
The victim, B Nagaraju, was travelling on a motorbike with his wife when they were intercepted by his attackers who came on a scooter; the assailants pushed Nagaraju to the ground and beat him up with an iron rod; then, they stabbed him, made sure he was dead and finally fled. Both persons have been arrested and the case would be tried in a fast-track court, the DCP said. Syed Mobin Ahmed was opposed to his sister's relationship, and had even warned her against it.
The victim's wife told the media she knew her husband for the last 11 years. They were classmates in school and college and in love for more than five years, even though her family was against the courtship. They got married in January this year. Condemning the incident, Telangana BJP president and Lok Sabha MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar said Nagaraju was targeted because he had married a Muslim woman and dubbed it a "religious murder." He demanded that the culprits should be identified and "the forces and organisations behind them be made public". In a statement, he asked as to why the socalled secular parties and intellectuals were not responding to such a ghastly murder.