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Published On: Wed, Sep 19th, 2018

Hyd.Couple Attacked for Marrying Against Family Wishes; Girl Critical

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HydHYDERABAD : Just days after a Dalit man was hacked to death in front of his pregnant wife in a suspected case of honour killing in Telangana, a newly married couple was attacked by the woman’s father with a sickle, injuring her and her husband seriously in Cyber City on Wednesday evening.

The CCTV footage showed that the man attacked the couple from behind with a sickle as they were sitting on a two wheeler. The disturbing visuals from the crime scene also showed the woman screaming in pain on a busy road, even as onlookers watched. Sandeep and Madhavi, belonging to different castes, married at an Arya Samaj temple about a week ago, said the police. The woman’s family was against this match and had opposed the marriage.
While Sandeep suffered a deep cut on his face and is getting treated at the Neelima hospital, Madhavi remains critical and has been shifted to Yashoda hospital. Sandeep is out of danger, according to the police. The assailant fled the scene, police said. “Sandeep was called by his father-in-law to a location in Erragadda here on the pretext of buying them some garments and the couple reached there… but he suddenly attacked them,” one of Sandeep’s friends told the media.
ACP Vijay Kumar confirmed that her family had approached the police against the relationship, and the police had counselled them. “Her father asked her to come back to the family, but she rejected this. Her family then agreed to their wedding,” Kumar was quoted as saying.
Last week, a Dalit Christian man was killed at Miryalguda in Nalgonda district in a case of alleged honour killing. hhhhA 20-year-old and the man she married just a week ago in Hyderabad were attacked by her father for going against the family’s wishes. The accused had reportedly called the newlyweds for conciliatory talks. He said he wanted to meet his daughter. They couldn’t refuse.

After the couple, Madhavi and Sandeep, arrived at the meeting point in SR Nagar, the father came to see them and parked his motorcycle next to theirs. Without wasting another minute, Manoharachary removed his helmet and reached out for a machete in his sling bag. He went for his 21-year-old son-in-law first. After Sandeep fell to the ground, he attacked his daughter. The strikes kept coming for Madhavi. A passerby tried to intervene without much success. The assault was captured on a CCTV camera.
Local residents took them to hospital where Madhavi is in a serious condition. She has suffered deep injuries in the neck and hand and lost a lot of blood, doctors said.  “She is in physiological and mental shock. Besides the loss of blood, she could suffer infections too. We have to carefully monitor her condition for the next 24-48 hours, the doctor said.
Madhavi and Sandeep had known each other for five years. They were studying in different colleges in Hyderabad. They wanted to marry, but Madhavi’s upper caste family was against the idea. So last Wednesday, the couple had a simple Arya Samaj wedding in the presence of their friends.(With Agency Inputs ).




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