The grisly murder of a man at the Saroornagar Tehsildar office in Hyderabad this week allegedly over an interfaith marriage has triggered nationwide revulsion. Ashrin Sulthana (aka Pallavi), wife of the victim Billapuram Nagaraju (25), has recounted those horrific moments from Wednesday and the backdrop against which her late husband’s blood was spilled.
“They broke his head with an iron rod,” she said. “No one came to help us…Police arrived 30 minutes after the crime…The attackers came on two separate bikes.”
Authorities say they have arrested the main accused in the case and detained other suspects, among whom are members of Sulthana’s family. A senior police official told PTI that the woman’s brother was against her getting married to a person belonging to another religion and decided to “eliminate” the man.
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