Udumalaipettai (Tamil Nadu), Mar.14 (ANI): The father-in-law of a Dalit boy, who was allegedly murdered by his upper-caste in-laws in Tirupur District, surrendered before the police on Monday.
A gang of unidentified men armed with hatchets and sickles rode into Udumalaipettai town and hacked the 22-year-old-boy in broad daylight. The boy was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.
According to reports, the wife of the deceased belongs to a member of the dominant Thevar caste. She was with him at the time of the incident and was critically injured and admitted to the ICU later.
The couple fell in love while studying at an engineering college in Palani and got married around eight months ago. (ANI)