6 sentenced to death in suspected honour killing of Dalit man

Six persons were sentenced to death by a court here today in connection with the suspected honour killing of a 22-year-old Dalit man in full public view in nearby Udumalpet in March last year. Those sentenced to death included the father of the caste Hindu woman Kausalya, who had married the Dalit man despite opposition from her family.

Tirupur Principal District and Sessions Judge Alamelu Natarajan also sentenced another accused to double life term and another to five years imprisonment in the case. The judge acquitted three other accused — Kausalya’s mother, her maternal uncle and another relative.