Hyderabad, Sept 15: A man in Telangana's Nalgonda district was hacked to death in front of his wife. The incident, caught on CCTV, was was reported in Miryalaguda town, 150 km from state capital Hyderabad, on Friday.
The deceased, identified as Pranay Perumalla, was coming out of the Jyothi hospital along with his wife Amrutha Varshini. As they approached the gate, a machete-wielding man arrives at the spot and struck Pranay twice on his head, before escaping from the site.
A panicked Varshini, along with the people present at the spot, rushed Perumalla back to the hospital, where he was declared dead on the spot.
Watch CCTV footage of the horrific murder:
The Nalgonda police has launched a search operation to apprehend the attacker. The deceased's father, meanwhile, has pinned the blame on Varsha's father Maruthi Rao, blaming him for his son's murder.
As per the allegations reported by the local media, Rao was opposed to his daughter's marriage with Perumalla as the latter belonged to a lower caste. On the other hand, the girl's family hailed from a forward caste.
The incident brings back to memory the 2016 murder case of Sankar, a Schedule Caste youth in Tamil Nadu's Udumalaipettai, who had married a Thevar community girl, Kausalya. He was murdered in broad daylight in a similar manner, on the behest of his in-laws who were opposed to the marriage.