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Dalit girl attacked in suspected honour killing dies

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Press Trust of India Coimbatore
A teenaged Dalit girl, who was hacked allegedly in an act of honour killing in Mettupalayam, near here, four days ago, died in hospital early Saturday, police said.
Twentytwo-year-old Kanagaraj and his lover were attacked by his elder brother Vinodh Kumar after he saw the couple moving around, the police said.
Kanagaraj died on the spot while the girl was critically injured and hospitalised, they said.
Vinod Kumar was arrested and lodged in the Central jail, they said.
The lovers had planned to tie the knot with their parents' blessings on June 25.
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Scheduled Caste assured to recommend to the central and Tamil Nadu governments on the need for a strong legislation against honour killings as was demanded by various quarters.
The commission vice-chairman L Murugan, who came here to inquire about the incident, told reporters this afternoon that he would suggest to the Centre the need for a strong legislation.
CPI-M politburo member M G Ramakrishnan, who visited the hospital, condemned the honour kiilling and urged both the Centre and State government to provide protection to those involved in inter-caste marriage.

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First Published: Jun 29 2019 | 4:30 PM IST

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