Mysore: A 27-year-old upper caste woman
college lecturer was strangulated to death at her residence here by her brother for marrying a man belonging to a lower caste, police said Wednesday.
The brother is absconding and a search is on to nab him,
The incident came to light after her room mate found her
body on her return from Kochi.
The woman`s husband, a Dalit, said he knew her for seven
years and they got married at the sub-registrar`s office here
on November 23. "We tried in vain to convince our family to perform a marriage as per Hindu traditions,"he told reporters.
The man,an assistant physical education director at Tumkur
University, said they were living separately."I stay in Tumkur
while my wife, who worked in Chamarajanagar, lived here. I
came to know about the murder from her friend."
Police said the brother, a city resident since 2009 came
to her home at around 11 PM last night in an inebirated state,
locked her inside a room and berated her over the marriage,
saying the family were on the lookout for an alliance for her
and later strangulated her.
Her grandmother, who was staying with her, had gone to bed
in another room by the time he left about three hours later,
Police said the woman had also told her grandmother and her
family about her love for the man.