Hyderabad: A 20-year-old woman was killed by her father after she had a heated argument with him in Kothapalem village of Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district. The deceased was identified as Vaishnavi and the accused was named, Venkareddy. According to source report, Talluru Sub Inspector Ranganath said that the police have received a report from Kothapalem VRO Yelamanda Rao about the incident. However, the police have registered an FIR in the case under sections 302, 201 of Indian Penal Code. Ranganath told web-portal The News Minute that it was not a caste killing.
While, Vaishnavi was pursuing graduation from Harshini Degree College in Ongole. She had reportedly been in love with a boy. On the day of the incident, her father had been angry at something she did, but when the girl refused to listen to him he strangled her in a fit of rage.
Reportedly, the Sub-Inspector mentioned that the girl was neither married nor eloped but her father did not approve of her relationship. The accused has been absconding since after the incident. In a past few months, Andhra has witnessed multiple instances of honor killing. In a recent case, Pranay, a dalit man was hacked to death by her wife's father in broad daylight. Also, Madhavi and Sandeep, an inter-caste couple were attacked by the bride's father as he did not accept their marriage.