According to reports, the man, Nagaraju, was killed by his wife’s brother who was against the couple’s interfaith marriage. Till now, two persons have been arrested for the murder.
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday taken suo motu cognizance of media reports on the 25-year-old Dalit man’s brutal murder in broad public view at Saroornagar in Hyderabad.
According to reports, Nagaraju was killed by his wife’s brother and another person in a case of suspected honour killing on May 4. Reportedly, the girl’s family was opposed to her inter-faith relationship and marriage. Both the accused have been arrested and the case, reportedly, would be tried at a Fast Track Court.
In a statement, the NHRC said, “The Commission has observed on the basis of the media reports that such heinous crime in broad public view without any fear of law indicates towards lawlessness and amounts to gross violation of human rights. Accordingly, it has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, Telangana calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks. The Chief Secretary has been asked to submit report whether the State government has any policy to prevent such incidents of honour killing in cases of inter caste/inter religion marriage.”
It added, “The DGP has been asked to inform the present status of the investigation in the case, steps taken to safeguard the wife of the victim and his family members along with any relief granted by the state government to them. The Commission would also like to know whether there were any lapses on the part of the police authorities in this case if so, what action has been taken against the guilty.”
According to reports, both the accused had developed a grudge against Nagaraju, as he had married the sister of one of the accused. The duo allegedly hatched a plan and killed the deceased by beating him with an iron rod indiscriminately and stabbing him with a knife.