Just hours before Athira was to marry the man of her dreams, she was killed by her father, this after he had begrudgingly agreed for her marriage to the man she loved. The deceased, Athira, was 22-year-old.
The woman’s fiance, who is in the army, is from a different caste. Her father remained opposed to the match even though he gave his consent to the wedding, which was to be held on Thursday.
The NDTV reported on Friday that previous day (Thursday) a heated exchange broke out between the Athira and her father. Then is alleged that the father in a fit of rage, stabbed the victim several times. He kept stabbing her till she fell down. The victim was taken to a Kozhikode hospital but was declared dead on arrival by doctors.
The police have arrested the accused and are interrogating him. “A case of murder has been registered. The father was in a drunk state. We are still investigating if it was a dishonor killing or not,” NDTV quoted Malappuram District Police Chief Debesh Kumar Behera as saying.