Couple hacked to death in Gadag, honour killing suspected


Team Udayavani, Nov 7, 2019, 12:33 PM IST

Gadag: In a suspected case of honour killing, a young married couple was allegedly killed by the woman’s brothers in Lakkalakatti village of Gajendragad Taluk here

The deceased Ramesh Maadaar (29) and his wife Gangamma (23) got married four years ago. Gangamma’s parents had opposed the marriage and threatened their daughter not to visit them.

On Wednesday, November 6 morning, Gangamma’s family members picked up a fight with Ramesh and then rushed to the couple’s house and attacked them with a sickle and axe. Ramesh died on the spot, while his wife succumbed in the taluk hospital.

Speaking on the issue Superintendent of Police (SP) Srinath Joshi said, “The accused have been identified as Shivappa, Ravi and Ramesh Rathore. Belonging to the Lambani community, Gangamma had married a Dalit man three years ago. They also had two children together.”

The local Police have registered a case in this regard and investigation is underway.

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