‘Honour killing’: Man poisons daughter burns body in field
Mysuru: A honour killing incident has been reported from Gollanabeedu village in HD Kote taluk of the district, where a man allegedly poisoned his daughter and later burnt her body for being in love with a Dalit youth.
The victim has been identified as Sushma (22). The police arrested Sushma’s father Kumar, on Thursday.
It is said that Sushma, who belongs to the Vokkaliga community, was in love with Umesh, a resident of Alanahalli village on the outskirts of Mysuru.
She had eloped with Umesh two years ago and a few village elders had brought the girl back to the village after advising both Umesh and Sushma to stay away from each other.
However, when Sushma’s parents recently told her to marry a boy from their community, she opposed the marriage and was adamant on marrying only Umesh. In a fit of rage, her parents had allegedly poisoned her on February 22 and burnt her body in their field. They had even ploughed their land so that the villagers do not doubt them. As Sushma disappeared suddenly, it raised suspicion among the villagers. Her relatives alerted the police, after which the incident came to light.
Police, who arrested Kumar, brought him to the land where he had burnt the body of his daughter, and conducted a mahazar.
Additional SP Rudramuni said that one of the constables, who came to know that Kumar had killed his daughter and burnt the body, immediately brought it to the notice of the higher officials. A suo motu case was registered and a probe conducted, he said.