Dalit woman allegedly murdered by Hindu husband in Madurai

The family of the victim claims that she was killed by the accused because she was bearing his child and he did not want her child due to her caste
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A Dalit woman, married to a caste Hindu was allegedly killed by him in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, as reported by The New Indian Express. W Ramya (22) married S Sathishkumar (32) in January and was reportedly pregnant.

Her family has refused to accept her body from Rajaji Hospital on Sunday. There was a dispute between the couple and they were living separately. “When she returned to the house on Saturday, another quarrel broke out following which Sathishkumar attacked his wife with a wooden log. Ramya died on the spot and the body was shifted to Government Rajaji Hospital for postmortem,” the police told TNIE.

A complaint has been filed by the victim’s father and alleged that Sathishkumar had asked their daughter to abort the baby due to her caste. The parents of the accused were also arrested and booked for murder and under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

A senior police officer told TNIE that the accused is not mentally stable and that murder was a result of marital dispute.


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