Four held for honour killing in Karnataka

Syndicated from IANS | Tue, Jun 6 2017 19:27 IST

Vijayapura, June 6

In a shocking incident of honour killing, a pregnant woman was burnt alive by her family members for marrying a Dalit man, a police official said here on Tuesday.

"The incident took place on Saturday evening. Police arrested two persons on Saturday and two more on Sunday. Four more persons are absconding," Deputy Superintendent of Police, Vijayapura, Prabhu Gowda K. Patil, said.

The police have identified the victim as Banu Begum.

The victim's brother Akbar Mohammed Sab Attar, 20; mother Ramzan Bi, 65; sister Dawan Bi alias Salma, 35, and brother-in-law Gilan Daknee, 40, have been arrested.

The incident took place at Gundanakala village in Talikote police limits. Talikote is 83 km from Vijayapura in North Karnataka and 483 km from Bengaluru.

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