Hyderabad: A 20-year-old man was hacked to death in the busy street of Hyderabad's Begum Bazaar on Friday night. Neeraj Panwar was on his way home with his father when five people stopped his bike and stabbed him in the crowded lane.
Police primarily suspect this to be a case of honor killing. Neeraj, a Marwadi, married a girl outside his caste nearly a year ago. "The couple got married even though the girl's family was not supportive of the marriage. Neeraj's father suspects that he was killed by the girl's family," Shahinayath Gunj police said.
"His father was also attacked and received minor injuries. Neeraj was being rushed to the hospital. However, he was declared brought dead. His father informed that no one tried to stop the assailants," police said.
Panwar runs is a wholesale groundnuts trader in Aflzalgunj. Police have registered a case and currently investigating the same. Local businessmen have given a Bandh call in Begum Bazaar to protest the murder.
Neeraj's family member's staged a protest in front Shahinayath Gunj police station on Saturday morning demanding justice. The West Zone DCP Joel Davis told NewsMeter that four people who are involved in the incident were arrested at around 3:00 pm. "We have taken them into custody and an investigation is currently ongoing," he said. The four accused who have been arrested are reportedly Neeraj's wife's kin.
This is the second such incident in the last 15-days. A sales executive was murdered by his wife's brother in Saroornagar.