Bengaluru: Father murders daughter over inter-caste relationship


Team Udayavani, Oct 12, 2023, 8:23 PM IST

A horrifying incident has shaken the community, as a man in Karnataka stands accused of killing his own daughter due to her involvement in a relationship with a boy from a different caste. The victim, identified as 20-year-old college student Kavana and a resident of Bidaluru village near Devanahalli, situated on the outskirts of Bengaluru, fell prey to this tragic event.

According to law enforcement officials, the accused, identified as Manjunath, was overwhelmed by distress upon learning about his daughter’s romantic relationship. His anger further escalated when he discovered that the young man involved hailed from a different caste. This disturbing revelation led to the heinous act that has left the community in shock.

Manjunath had warned Kavana against continuing her relation but she did not listen to her father, the police said.

On Wednesday night, the father-daughter duo got into a heated argument over the issue and in a fit rage, Manjunath slit Kavana’s throat with a knife and stabbed her multiple times on her legs and hands.

Following the killing, the accused went and surrendered before the Vishwanathapura police station.

According to sources, Manjunath’s younger daughter had approached the police on his opposition against her relationship as well.

Last week, she had gone to a government observation home for women and maintained that she would marry her partner at any cost, the sources added.

Hundreds of villagers gathered at the spot after the incident, shocking everyone since it occurred in an area close to the Bengaluru airport.

This latest incident comes on the heels of two honour killing incidents reported in Kolar district last month.

Reacting to the Kolar killings, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had said that crimes reflected the deeply rooted caste system, social customs and lowly mindset.

He had assured that his government would initiate legal action against honour killings and ensure that no lapse is committed in the probe of such cases.

 

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