- Dalit beaten to death by his Muslim wife’s brother.
- Brother did not approve of interfaith marriage.
- Nagaraju was beaten for 15 minutes while his wife called for help.
A Dalit man was beaten to death by his Muslim wife’s brother in Hyderabad, India, Hindustan time reported.
Ashrin Sultana, wife of Billipuram Nagaraju, 25, recalled the incident, saying she did not initially realize it was her brother who attacked the couple.
Sultana herself was seriously injured after her brother attacked the couple with an iron bar.
“We were going home when my brother and another person came on a motorbike and pushed my husband and started beating him. At first I didn’t know it was my brother attacking him. helped,” Sultane said.
Her brother was not in favor of interfaith marriage even after Nagaraju promised to convert to Islam.
Syed Mobin Ahmed was arrested along with his accused accomplice Mohammed Masood Ahmed.
Nagaraju and Sultana attended the same school and college where they formed a relationship. They were engaged for five years before getting married.
Nagaraju was beaten for 15 minutes. His wife screamed for help but no one came forward to save the man.
“…there were five other people pushing me away from him (Nagaraju) and other people were beating him. Nagaraju was wearing a helmet but despite that they injured his skull,” Sultana said.