Two nabbed in `dishonour killing` of mother, child

Two persons were arrested on Saturday for their alleged involvement in the `dishonour killing` of a woman and her four-month-old child, police said.

Updated: Mar 19, 2011, 16:01 PM IST

Ramanagar (Karnataka): Two persons were
arrested on Saturday for their alleged involvement in the
`dishonour killing` of a woman and her four-month-old child,
police said.

The gory incident occurred in Thammasandra village in
Kanakapura Taluk on February 27 in which Deepika and her
four-month-old child were allegedly murdered and their bodies
burnt by her family members.

The arrested include Deepika`s mother Gowramma and
Deepika`s maternal grandfather, police said.

They said the suspected dishonour killing was due to Deepika`s
marriage to a boy belonging to another caste against the
wishes of her family.

A hunt has been launched to nab Deepika`s father
Channaboregowda, who is a head constable, and Gowramma`s
sister and brother-in-law, police said.

After Deepika`s marriage, her parents persuaded her to
return to the village to see her ailing mother and on the day
of her visit, her family members murdered her and the child,
police said.

Later, they burnt their bodies, they added.

PTI