Brothers hang to death 17-year-old girl for eloping with dalit youth

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    Brothers hang to death 17-year-old girl for eloping with dalit youth

    TIRUNELVELI:

    In a cold-blooded murder, a 17-year-old girl was hanged to death by her brothers in Tirunelveli on Friday for eloping with a dalit youth.

    Police have arrested the two brothers -- M Murugan (24) and M Sodalaimuthu (20) -- who allegedly hanged her to death at their house. "The two have admitted to have committed the murder,'' a police officer said.

    Police said that Gomathi, daughter of Mayandi, a farmer from Seevalaperi in Tirunelveli district, was working in a seafood company in Tuticorin where she fell in love with a dalit youth named Murugan. When Gomathi's family members learnt about the affair, they warned her to snap the relationship with Murugan. The girl belonged to an intermediate caste and her family's grouse was that the Murugan is a dalit. However, Gomathi continued her relationship with Murugan, a resident of Tuticorin. Irked by her attitude, Mayandi started making arrangements for her marriage with another person.

    "Learning about the marriage plans of her family, Gomathi eloped with Murugan two days back. However, Mayandi and his sons, Murugan and Sodalaimuthu, traced the girl and convinced her to return home, promising to get her married with her lover,'' police said.

    But once the girl was brought home, they started beating her and urged her to forget Murugan. "Around 3pm on Friday, Murugan and Sodalaimuthu tied a rope around her neck and hanged her inside the house. They attempted to project it as a suicide. But some of the villagers informed us about the incident. When we visited the spot and conducted inquiries, it was evident that the death of Gomathi was a clear case of murder,'' police said.

    Police immediately secured the two brothers and brought them to the police station. After initial denial, the two admitted to have committed the murder, police claimed.

    Police suspect that the girl might have been poisoned before she was hung. The body has been sent for post mortem and the results are awaited to ascertain if she was poisoned.

    Brothers hang to death 17-year-old girl for eloping with dalit youth - The Times of India
     
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    Re: Brothers hang to death 17-year-old girl for eloping with dalit you

    What's with TN and caste wars these days, seems to be fairly recent phenomenon ?
     
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    Re: Brothers hang to death 17-year-old girl for eloping with dalit you

    No it was always there but it was that our media waalas stationed in delhi would turn eye away from it.always picturing Northinida as badland.

    Have u seen any important newsmedia house holding debates about caste war in southindia. No

    But even a panchyat is held in nortindia and you would see all of them holding debates about northindia has remain backward
     
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    Re: Brothers hang to death 17-year-old girl for eloping with dalit you

    Well, true to some extent. North Indian states, esp Uttar Pradesh and Bengal, used to be leaders before 1947 but other states have caught up.
     
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    Re: Brothers hang to death 17-year-old girl for eloping with dalit you

    It would have been better if they had merely ostracised her, if indeed they felt it was such a horrifying act to elope with someone not from their own.

    But killing someone, is disgraceful!
     

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