Tragedy struck in Kerala’s Malappuram district of I die after a bride was stabbed to death on her wedding day by her own father. In a suspected case of honour killing, 44-year-old Rajan allegedly killed his daughter who was going to marry a Dalit boy.
The 22-year-old bride Athira sustained injury on her abdomen and died in a local hospital.
According to the local police, Athira was in relationship with a Dalit man who was working in the army. However, her father did not accept the relationship.
In fact, after discussions between both families in the presence of the police both sides except Athira’s father accepted the relationship.The marriage was to be held in a temple in Areekode. But Athira and her father got into an argument during which Rajan stabbed her daughter and later fled from the scene.
Rajan has been taken into custody by the local police and his arrest will be recorded today.