Showing posts with label caste violence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label caste violence. Show all posts

Who is behind Pranay Perumalla's murder?

24-year-old Pranay was murdered on September 14 outside Miryalaguda Jyothi Hospital’s by an unknown assailant in what is alleged to be a caste killing. His crime? Marrying Amrutha, a woman from a Komati caste (Vyshya)--Caste Hindu. The police are still investigating the case.

During the procession, Amrutha was seated on a tractor along with her husband's mortal remains, heading toward the burial ground accompanied by her in-laws and thousands of youth, who came to express their solidarity and demanding justice.

According to The Wire Perumalla Pranay was hacked to death in broad daylight by a man suspected to have been contracted by his pregnant wife’s family. Pranay belongs to the Mala (Dalit) caste 

The News Minute quotes the statement from Pranay's wife where she alleged former MLA of the caretaker Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the state of aiding her father in the murder.

The ex-legislator denied all allegations, and said that he had never heard of Amrutha or Pranay.Activists demanded the arrest of the former legislator as Amrutha named him on record and stated that she suspected his involvement.