The grisly homicide of a person on the Saroornagar Tehsildar workplace in Hyderabad this week allegedly over an interfaith marriage has triggered nationwide revulsion. Now, in an unique interview with News18, Ashrin Sulthana (aka Pallavi), spouse of the sufferer Billapuram Nagaraju (25), has recounted these horrific moments from Wednesday and the backdrop towards which her late husband’s blood was spilled.
“They broke his head with an iron rod,” she mentioned. “Nobody got here to assist us…Police arrived half-hour after the crime…The attackers got here on two separate bikes.”
Authorities say they’ve arrested the primary accused within the case and detained different suspects, amongst whom are members of Sulthana’s household. A senior police official instructed PTI that the lady’s brother was towards her getting married to an individual belonging to a different faith and determined to “get rid of” the person.
“Earlier than my marriage, my brother tried to kill me. He tried to hold me twice,” Sulthana instructed News18. “I fled to Hyderabad and we bought married in an Arya Samaj temple…We modified our SIM card in order that our household couldn’t contact us.”
The couple had been in a relationship for a number of years and bought married this January.
“My mom had warned us that my brother would kill us if we bought married. When Nagaraju bought murdered in the midst of the street, nobody got here to assist us,” mentioned Sulthana. “Instantly after our marriage… we went to the SP (superintendent of police) workplace… We additionally signed a bond… We knowledgeable the police in regards to the menace from my brother.”
In keeping with officers, the assailants pushed Nagaraju to the bottom and beat him up indiscriminately with rods, and stabbed him with a knife, leading to his demise on the spot.