Print edition : April 15, 2016

The scene of the crime in Udumalpet where V. Shankar, the Dalit youth, and his wife, Kausalya (left), were attacked on March 13. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Kausalya at the Coimbatore Government Medical College Hospital. Photo: By Special Arrangement

The killers fleeing on a motorcycle. The image was captured on a CCTV camera. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Kausalya's father Chinnasamy. He surrendered in the magistrate's court at Nilakottai in Dindigul district. Photo: G. Karthikeyan

C. Chandraprabha (right), State officer-in-charge for the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, with C. Velusamy, Shankar's father, at Komaralingam village. Photo: R. VIMAL KUMAR

The brutal killing of a Dalit youth, who had married a caste Hindu girl, in Udumalpet highlights the issue of increasing “honour killings” in Tamil Nadu.
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