Honour killing in Chandanagar, 9 arrested after Father killed Son-in-Law

Hemanth, the victim Honour killing marriage photo with Avanthi Reddy.

In yet another killing for pride, a youth belonging to a lower caste was brutally murdered by an upper caste person for marrying his daughter.


According to the Cyberabad police, the incident occurred in Chandanagar wherein a youth Hemanth married Avanthi Reddy of the same locality against the wishes of her parents. Girl’s father Laxma Reddy with the help of his brother-in-law took them in a car last night and sensing danger the girl could manage to jump out of the car only to report the matter on 100.

However, by the time the Gachibowli police could react and reach the spot, her maternal uncle had killed Hemanth and thrown the body out in a bush on the outskirts of Kistaigudem in Sangareddy district. They recovered the body and sent for postmortem. Further investigation is on.

Meanwhile, Police claimed that they have arrested 9 members including parents of the girl in this connection.


Further investigations revealed that the boy Hemanth belongs to the Vysya community and the maternal uncle of Avanthi Reddy identified as Yugandhar arranged two contract killers residing in Chandanagar area to physically eliminate Hemanth Kumar. Avanthi’s father Laxma Reddy had paid them Rs 10 lakhs for the purpose.

It is said that Yugandhar had first picked up the couple on the pretext of discussing with them. Later handed over to them and in the process frightened by this Avanthi Reddy managed to escape while they fled away with Hemanth. Hemanth was severely beaten before being strangulated to death.

Police so far rounded up 14 people in the case including Laxma Reddy, Yugandhar Reddy, Rakesh Reddy, Ranjit Reddy, Vijender Reddy, Santosh Reddy, Spandana Reddy, Swapna Reddy, Rajitha Reddy and Archana Reddy etc.

“My family members made me believe that they will not cause any harm and found out my address and forcibly took us away. My husband is a wonderful person and I don’t know how they felt killing him”, Avanthi reported having told police.

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Body of Hemanth


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