Honour killing: Dalit youth beaten to death in Rajasthan

A 25-year-old youth, who eloped with a married woman in the past, was beaten to death by the woman's three brothers in Hanumangarh district on Sunday. The victim, hailing from a dalit community, was tied to a tree and bashed up by the three men. All three were arrested.
The youth, Prahlad, alias Babloo, had reportedly eloped with a young married woman of a different caste about three months ago, police said today. Enraged with his act, the three brothers of the woman yesterday tied him to a tree at the "chaupal" in the village and assaulted him with batons, hammer and sharp-edged weapon in the broad daylight. later, the victim was rushed to the district hospital by his kin from where he was referred to Bikaner. However, he succumbed to his injuries on the way. The three accused have been arrested and a case of murder and atrocities under the SCs and STs Atrocities(Prevention) Act lodged against them.