Honour killing: Tamil Nadu widow vows to help Amrutha

Kausalya underlined the need for a law to curb honour killings in the country and opined that to achieve this aim the public must wage a war for social justice.

By Author  |  Published: 21st Sep 2018  8:03 pm
Kausalya with Amrutha Varshini in Miryalaguda on Friday.

Nalgonda: Kausalya, widow of a Dalit man who was murdered in a similar case of honour killing in Tamil Nadu in March 2016, met Pranay Kumar’s wife Amrutha Varshini in Miryalaguda on Friday and sought to instill confidence in her to continue her fight for justice.

Kausalya is seen as an icon after all seven accused, including her father and uncle, were sentenced to death after her confession. “I couldn’t be without my husband a single day. I have been without him for the last two-and-half years and have fought against the accused”, she told reporters after meeting Amrutha Varshini.

She underlined the need for a law to curb honour killings in the country and opined that to achieve this aim the public must wage a war for social justice. We should completely dismantle the caste system in the country, she said, adding that she would help Amrutha Varshini get justice.

She said that the Telangana government should send a team of public prosecutors to argue in support of Amrutha in the court, just like Kathir, of Evidence, a Dalit-rights organisation based in Madurai had sent a team of three public prosecutors to argue in support of Kausalya in the court. She called for a CBI inquiry into the killing and said that security should be provided to Pranay’s family.

President of Kula Vivasksha Porata Samithi (KVPS), an organisation fighting caste discrimination demanded the government to set up a fast track court in Miryalaguda for speedy trial of the accused in Pranay’s murder case.