According to police, the deceased girl B. Swapna (19), belonging to Yadava caste, was a resident of Ganugabanda village and was the only daughter of B. Lingaiah and Bhuchamma. She had fallen in love with a fellow villager and an auto-driver named A. Praveen (24), belonging to the Gowd caste. In love for the last last three years, they had eloped three weeks back and got married three days back. After returning to the village, they sought protection from the Tungaturthy police station stating that they faced threats from their parents. Fowlloing this, Tungaturthy SI Gowry Naidu called their parents and counseled them.
On Saturday, when Praveen went out for eraning his livelihood by driving the auto and his parents were awar at their farm, Lingaiah and Buchamma came to their hosue and forcibly took Swapna to their house. Lingaiah then attacked Swapna with an axe killing here on the spot. He them escaped from the spot.
According to villagers, Swapna’s parents had never reconciled to her inter-caste marriage with Praveen despite the SI’s counseling. Tungturthy CI Pardhasarathi and SI Gowry Naidu visited the spot and have launched a manhunt for Lingaiah.
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