Vijayapura, Nov 8: In an alleged case of honour killing, a three-month pregnant woman was murdered by her own family members in Yelgur village of Basavanabagewadi taluk in Karnataka’s Vijayapura district on Tuesday.
The deceased has been identified as Renuka (22) who belonged to the Kuruba community and a native of Manvi town in Raichur district.
According to the Nidagundi Police, who have registered a case, the woman married Shankar (24), who belongs to the Lambani (Scheduled Castes) community, of Deodurg town in Raichur district two years ago against the wishes of her family.
The couple had eloped and had come to stay in Yelgur village here. Shankar has a mobile phone repair shop in Nidagundi town. The woman, who reportedly missed her family after staying away from them for two years, had called her mother Maremma Pujari (60) and asked her to visit her.
Having found the address of her daughter after two years, the woman arrived in the village a week ago along with her elder son Mallikarjun (35) and the husband of her younger daughter Ramesh Guli (24).
The three first tried to convince her to break the marriage despite knowing that the woman was pregnant, the police said.
But when she did not heed, the three killed her by slitting her throat when her husband was away in his shop, the police added. The police have detained the three accused.
Karnataka’s shame: Pregnant woman killed by mother, two others over inter-caste wedding