NHRC notice to Tamil Nadu over honour killing

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued notice to Tamil Nadu over the alleged honour killing of a young Dalit man who married an upper caste Hindu woman.

According to the commission, which took cognizance of the incident following media reports, on March 13 three unidentified men hacked the couple with sickles and fled.

The man died on the way to the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital while the woman is undergoing medical treatment.

The commission said the incident raises serious concern about the safety of a person belonging to the lower caste in the country.

“In this case, the man belonged to a Scheduled Caste and had married an upper caste Hindu girl. The matter was in the knowledge of police but it failed to provide them adequate security,” said a statement from the commission.