A newly-wed intercaste couple was hacked to death by the woman’s brother and a prospective groom he had selected. The crime took place in Thulukkaveli village in Kumbakonam. While the bride belongs to the Scheduled Caste (SC) community, the groom hails from a backward class. The woman’s brother was reportedly unhappy with her choice.
The New Indian Express report reads:
According to police, 24-year-old S Saranya, a resident of Thulukkaveli village near Kumbakonam, worked as a nurse in Chennai. She met 31-year-old V Mohan, of Ponnur near Tiruvannamalai, in the capital five months ago and they fell in love.
However, Saranya’s brother S Sakthivel (31) wanted her to marry his brother-in-law Ranjith, a resident of Devananchery in Thanjavur district, and conveyed the same to Saranya recently, sources added. Following this, Saranya and Mohan got married in Chennai last week and broke the news to her family over the phone. On hearing this, Sakthivel allegedly invited the couple to his house for a family reception.
The couple arrived at Thulukkaveli on Monday and had lunch at his home. As Saranya and Mohan were getting ready to return to Chennai, Sakthivel and Ranjith allegedly attacked the couple with machetes. Grievously injured, the couple died on the spot. Police later retrieved the bodies.
Sakthivel and Ranjith fled from the spot, but were later nabbed at the Kumbakonam bus stand, police added. Police sources said Saranya belonged to an SC community and Mohan was from a backward class community. Thanjavur SP G Ravali Priya visited the spot and told reporters, “There are eyewitnesses and their statements will be recorded.”
Dravidianists always spew venom against Hindus and keep harping about ‘brahminical patriarchy’ but turn a blind eye towards crimes that are a byproduct of Dravidian casteist politics. DMK talks about social justice but HRCE Minister Sekar Babu had opposed his daughter’s intercaste marriage. Periyarists have different yardsticks for themselves and for others. The Tamil media acts as a handmaiden of such hypocritical politicians.
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