In the latest and most gruesome case of honor killing that has created a furor across the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, a newly-wed couple were publicly beaten and the man was hacked to death by goons in Udumalpet, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu. His wife sustained severe injuries to the head when she attempted to save her husband from the attack in a crowded bus stand. Shankar, a dalit, married Kowsalya, 19, an upper-caste girl, eight months ago, despite opposition from her parents.

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