Father arrested for attacking daughter and son-in-law in Hyderabad

Man attacks his 20-year-old daughter and her newly-wed husband in Hyderabad, chopping off her left forearm.

 A man hacked and injured his daughter and son-in-law for inter-caste marriage on Erragadda main road in Hyderabad on Wednesday afternoon. Madhavi, the daughter, is in a critical condition while her husband, B. Sandeep (21), is safe but severely injured.

The incident, coming on the heels of the killing of a Dalit youth, Pranay, in Miryalaguda, sent shock waves through the city. Pranay was hacked to death by a hired killer for marrying an upper caste girl.

The police said that the father was upset over the inter-caste marriage as the man is a dalit. When the couple went to a theatre in Erragadda area around 3.30 pm, Madhavi’s father arrived, pulled out a chopper and attacked Sandeep and Madhavi who came to her husband’s defence. The incident was recorded in a nearby CCTV camera.

A scene outside the hospital in Hyderabad where Madhavi is being treated after she was hacked by her father on September 19, 2018

Chary,the father, was arrested by the SR Nagar police on Wednesday evening, confirmed Anjani Kumar, Hyderabad Commissioner of Police.