Pranay Killers Will Be Punished: KTR
The Telangana IT Minister expressed grief and anguish at the daylight murder of the dalit boy, and said the incident had dismayed and anguished him on how deep-rooted casteism still was.
Hyderabad | 16th September 2018
Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao today reacted to the gruesome honour killing of dalit Pranay Kumar in Miryalaguda.
In a tweet, he expressed grief and anguish at the daylight murder. The minister said that the incident had dismayed and anguished him on how deep-rooted casteism still was.
"The murder has shocked me, and those involved in it will be punished and justice will prevail. The perpetrators of the heinous crime will be punished," he said.
He extended sympathies and condolences to Pranay's wife Amrutha and Pranay's parents.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested Amrutha's father Maruthi Rao, his brother Sravan Kumar, Miryalaguda town Congress President Karim and two others for the honour killing. A search is on for the actual murderer who is still at large.
Maruthi Rao reportedly agreed to give Rs 10 lakhs to a person to kill Pranay.
Amrutha, who is five months pregnant, sobbed in the presence of the leaders, including Gutha Sukhender Reddy, who came to console her at a hospital.
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