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Man kills daughter who wanted inter-caste marriage

PTI | Updated on: 02 Aug 2018, 01:29:49 PM
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Lakhimpur Kheri (UP):

A 21-year-old woman was strangled to death by her father, who was against her decision to marry a man from another caste, in a village in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Thursday.

The incident took place in Daulatpur village in the Bhira area on the night of July 31.         

Dataram's daughter Puja was in a relationship with a man from another caste. The two wanted to get married, but Dataram opposed it, Superintendent of Police, Kheri, Ramlal Verma said.

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On Tuesday, the couple had submitted an application for court marriage. The woman's father tried to convince her, but she did not budge. Flying into a rage, he strangulated her, the SP said.

Dataram reached the Bhira police station and surrendered on Wednesday.

Based on a complaint of the woman's mother, a case has been registered, the SP said. 

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First Published : 02 Aug 2018, 01:13:57 PM