Bangalore has witnessed a case where a father has killed his 18 year old daughter for being in love with a Dalit boy. This incident has now led to some serious questions around the state seeking justice for the girl.
The girl was allegedly killed by bis father and two cousins when they came to know that she was in love with a 20-year-old Dalit youth at Bettahalli village under the limits of Kudur Police in Ramanagara district of Karnataka.
After killing the girl, the father and cousins have decomposed her body. Then the deceased girl was identified as Hemlatha, a BCom student. She was in a relationship with Puneeth, a farm labourer. Her 48 year old father Krishnappa has lodged a complaint in the Kudur police stating that she was missing since October 8.
Then he himself told that her decomposed body was found in a pit near a mango grove.Then Krishnappa started allegations on Puneeth but the police didn’t find any clue against him.
However, Krishnappa looked suspicious and was taken into interrogation.Then he confessed that he had killed his daughter with the help of Chetan, 21, and Kunal, 17, (name changed). He said that he was not ok with his daughter’s relationship with Puneeth. The reason for rejecting him was that he belonged to Dalit religion.
The police officer told to the media that, “The trio her to the grove and smashed her head with a boulder. They dumped the body in the pit and covered it with mud. Later, Krishnappa claimed to have found the body after a villager heard screams from the grove.”