Hyderabad woman marries Dalit, father attacks them & chops off her hand
HYDERABAD: A newly-wed couple was brutally attacked in the heart of Hyderabad
on Wednesday afternoon by the girl's drunk father, who chopped off the girl's
hand and seriously injured her husband. The girl is critical. The gruesome
incident comes just days after the horrific honour killing in Nalgonda + ,
where a Dalit youth was murdered in front his pregnant wife.
Banjara Hills police said the father, Manohar Chary, 42, who was arrested
from his brother in-law's house at MS Makhta later in the evening, was upset
over the inter-caste marriage and carried out the attack on B Sandeep, 22,
and Madhavi Chary, 20, who were in a relationship for five years.
They secretly married in a temple in Bolarum on September 12, despite stiff
opposition from the girl's father, Manohara Chary, 42, who is employed in a
jewellery workshop in SR Nagar. The boy, who lost his father and is a college
student, is a Dalit, while the girl is an OBC.
On Wednesday afternoon, Manohar called his daughter over phone and asked her
to come with her husband for reconciliation. The couple readily agreed and
reached the bustling Gokul Theatre in Erragadda area on a Scooty, and waited
for some time.
Around 3.15pm, Madhavi's father arrived on a bike and pulled out a sickle
from his bag, before launching the attack.
‘Nanna’ stop, a bleeding Madhavi screamed
CCTV footage obtained by police showed how Manohar first hit the boy, who
somehow managed to free himself and flee. Manohar then set his eyes on his
daughter. He hit her on her hand, chopping of her lower left forehand, and
then slashed her left jaw. “She shouted out, nanna(father) stop, don’t hit
me,” a witness said, quoting the girl, who slumped on the ground.
As Manohar tried to hit the girl again, a person from behind kicked him,
throwing him off balance. A scared Manohar left the scene, as crowd gathered
and Madhavi screamed for help.